September 17, 2008

Number of Broadband Service Contracts, Etc.
(as of the end of June 2008)

FTTH outnumbers DSL for the first time
The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) compiled the number of contracts for broadband service and other items of information reported by telecommunications carriers as of the end of June 2008, as mandated by the Rules for Reporting on Telecommunications Business (Ministerial Ordinance of MPT No. 46 of 1988), and herein reports the result to the public.

Major Trends
Number of contracts for broadband service: 29.34 million

Contracts for broadband service numbered 29.34 million as of the end of June 2008.
Since the corresponding number as of the end of March 2008 was 28.75 million, the increase from the previous quarter was 0.59 million.

Number of contracts for FTTH: 13.08 million
Contracts for FTTH access service numbered 13.08 million as of the end of June 2008 (a net increase of 0.93 million from the previous quarter), exceeding the number of contracts for ADSL access service for the first time.

Breakdown into individual services
  Total of broadband services FTTH DSL CATV FWA
End of June 2008 29,341,909
(100%)
13,082,699
(45%)
12,289,972
(42%)
3,956,096
(13%)
13,142
(0.04%)
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End of Mar. 2008
28,748,618
(100%)
12,153,018
(42%)
12,710,678
(44%)
3,872,098
(13%)
12,824
(0.04%)
Difference
(Net change)
593,291 929,681 -420,706 83,998 318
Notes:
The numbers in parentheses indicate percentages of the individual services within broadband service.
The number of contracts for broadband service is the total of those for FTTH access service, DSL access service, CATV access service, and FWA access service.
The total number of contracts for broadband service and the numbers of contracts for FTTH access service and CATV access service as of the end of March 2008 were corrected and underlined.

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