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Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications announces the number of mobile phone contracts as of the end of March 2021. Over 10 million 5G contracts

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

 
On June 18, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications announced the number and share of telecommunications service contracts for the fourth quarter of Reiwa 2 (end of March). The number of 5G contracts has increased to 14.19 million, and the number of MVNO contracts is also increasing.

The number of 5G contracts is 14.19 million, which is 9.2% of the number of mobile phone contracts.

According to the “Quarterly Data on the Number and Share of Telecommunications Service Contracts” released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications as of the end of March 2021, the number of mobile phone contracts was 194.33 million, an increase of 5.2% from the same period of the previous year. ..
 
Of these, the number of LTE contracts was 154.37 million, an increase of 1.1% from the same period of the previous year, and the number of 5G contracts was 14.19 million, an increase of 8.74 million from 5.45 million as of the end of December 2020, an increase of about 2.6 times. Continues.
 
The ratio of 5G contracts to the number of mobile phone contracts is about 9.2%, which is close to 10%. The number of 5G contracts includes contracts that can use both 4G and 5G.
 
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

 

Rakuten Mobile’s share exceeds 1% for the first time

The share of the number of contracts for mobile communication (including BWA such as mobile phones, PHS, WiMAX) (by group) is as follows. The total share of the three major carriers was 85.1%, which was almost the same as the previous time (end of December 2020) of 85.2%.
 
Rakuten Mobile’s share is 1.5%, exceeding 1% for the first time.
 

  • NTT DoCoMo: 36.9% (down 0.4 points year-on-year, 42.3% including provision to MVNO)
  • KDDI: 27.1% (down 0.3 points year-on-year, 30.9% including provision to MVNO)
  • Softbank: 21.1% (down 0.7 points year-on-year, 25.2% including provision to MVNO)
  • Rakuten Mobile: 1.5% (up 0.6 points from the previous term)
  • MVNO: 13.4% (up 0.1 points year-on-year)

 
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

 

MVNO Share, IIJ Maintains Leading Position

The number of MVNO contracts was 26.12 million, an increase of 5.6% from the same period of the previous year.
 
The number of contracts for MVNO services with 30,000 or more contracts by category continues to grow positively, with SIM card type having 15.68 million (up 0.3% year-on-year) and communication modules having 7.45 million (up 9.1% year-on-year). I am.
 
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

 
The share of the number of SIM card type service contracts is as follows. The Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) has risen to the top as in the previous fiscal year, and NTT Communications has risen from 3rd to 2nd. Rakuten Mobile, which entered the market as an MNO, has lowered its share as an MVNO from the previous 2nd place to the 3rd place.
 

  • Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ): 15.2% (up 0.8 points from the previous quarter)
  • NTT Communications: 11.5% (up 0.2 points from the previous quarter)
  • Rakuten Mobile: 11.4% (down 2.3 points from the previous quarter)
  • Optage: 8.9% (up 0.2 points from the previous quarter)
  • LINE Mobile: 6.7% (no change from the previous quarter)

 
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

 
The number of primary MVNO service operators receiving direct lines from MNOs was 653 (up 44 year-on-year), and the number of secondary and subsequent MVNO service operators receiving lines from MVNOs was 863 (up 70 year-on-year). )was.

5G contracts increase, MVNO continues to grow

As of the end of March 2021, the number of 5G contracts was 14,19, exceeding the 10 million mark, accounting for about 9.2% of the number of mobile phone contracts.
 
The total share of the three major carriers remains high at about 85%, and Rakuten Mobile’s share, one year after its entry as the fourth carrier, has just exceeded 1%.
 
There was concern that the launch of new rate plans by three major carriers in March 2021 would have an impact on MVNOs, but the number of MVNO contracts increased by 5.6% year-on-year. I will.
 
In the future, it seems that the situation will continue to attract attention, such as whether liquidity between businesses will increase and the pace of 5G diffusion.
 
 
Source: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
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