Communications in Japan

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Japan currently possesses one of the most advanced communication networks in the world.

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Telephone

Telephones and ISDN - main lines in use: 52.3981 million (2007)[1]

IP phone lines in use: 16.766 million (2007)[2]

Mobile and PHS lines in use: 105.297 million (2007)[3]

Mobile phone

There are four nationwide mobile phone service providers: NTT DoCoMo, KDDI, SoftBank Mobile and Willcom.

Radio and television

Radio broadcast stations: AM 190, FM 88, shortwave 24 (1999)

Radios: 120.5 million (1997)

Television broadcast stations: 7,108 (plus 441 repeaters; note - in addition, US Forces are served by 3 TV stations and 2 TV cable services) (1999)

Televisions: 86.5 million (1997)

Internet Service

Number of Broadband Users by Access (April 2005)

  • Number of the xDSL Users: 13,675,840 lines
  • Number of the FTTH Users: 2,852,205 lines
  • Number of the CATV Service Users: 2,959,712 lines

Number of Broadband Users by Access (June 2004)

  • Number of the xDSL Users: 12,068,718 lines
  • Number of the FTTH Users: 1,417,483 lines
  • Number of the CATV Service Users: 2,702,000 lines
  • Number of the Dial-up Users: 17,730,000 lines

Number of Broadband Users by Access (June 2002)

  • Number of the xDSL Users: 3,300,926 lines
  • Number of the FTTH Users: 84,903 lines
  • Number of the CATV Service Users: 1852000 lines
  • Number of the Dial-up Users: 20,390,000 lines

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