Number of telecommunication service subscriptions Japan 2018, by item

There were approximately 172 million mobile phone subscriptions as of March 2018. Among the number of broadband subscribers, 3.9-4G mobile phones (LTE) had the highest of approximately 120 million, accounting for more than 55 percent of the total broadband subscriptions.

Number of subscriptions to telecommunication services in Japan in 2018, by item

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Release date

September 2019



Survey time period

2018; as of end of March

Supplementary notes

**Mobile phones include cell phones and PHS (Personal Handyphone System) services.
**BWA is short for Broadband Wireless Access.
***According to the source, FTTH (Fiber To The Home) enables ultra-high-speed internet access of several dozen to a maximum of 1 Gbps.

Values have been rounded.

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