MM Research Institute releases new Japanese MVNO market report indicating healthy YoY gains for 2013: http://bit.ly/1sGMQZF
In MM Research Institute, to predict with 32.4 million lines the total number of subscribers at year-end 2016. 2013 was the first year full-scale spread of low-cost SIM, but is extended number of contracts significantly in combined sales of the smartphone SIM-free low-cost, even since the beginning of fiscal 2014. In addition, to predict the increase in services using KDDI, SoftBank Mobile line is expected, the market is activated even more, to become a growth driver in the medium term. In addition, NTT has announced that it is introduced into the third quarter of 2002, service wholesale optical access the “light collaboration model”. MVNO operators, can be realized discount set of fixed and mobile using proprietary brands that take advantage of this model. While the competition, including the major carriers is intensifying, MVNO operators is environment that can establish a position of its own that it provides a service highly original. I predict attention has been focused on retail price is low, but SIM, and extend a large number of contracts in the corporate market in the future. Introduction expanding enterprise solutions M2M/IoT of (Internet of Things) area, as a backup use of enterprise communications network is expected in particular.