Japanese broadband subscriber base still rising

22 Jun 2006

According to Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), at the end of March the country was home to 23.3 million broadband users, including 5.5 million fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) users, 14.5 million xDSL subscribers, 3.4 million cable modem customers and 16,000 fixed-wireless access (FWA) connections. The ministry reported that all access technologies saw customer growth in the first quarter of 2006 except FWA which decreased by 4,000. TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database notes that there were 22.505 million broadband subscribers in Japan at the end of 2005.