Frost & Sullivan Research Service   Published: 26 Jun 2006
Country Industry Forecast - Economic Analysis for the Japanese Information and Communication Technologies Industry
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The global information and communications technology (ICT) industry has provided the supporting infrastructure for economic growth across the world in the last decade. Despite the downward trend in the industry following the dot com crash, the ICT industry continues to show enormous growth potential. ICT is a vital component of the infrastructural support needed for the development of any economy. Global trends in telecommunications indicate a shift toward open access and the creation of a healthy competitive environment in this industry. Although companies are likely to continue outsourcing IT services mainly to India, they are also expected to see increasing bids from Russia, the Philippines, Ireland, and Japan.

ICT spending is likely to grow impressively, with emerging markets in eastern Europe and Asia leading the way. Shares of IT and telecommunications sectors are almost equally important in the total ICT spending, with governments and businesses accounting for over three quarters of the total ICT spending. The political scenario of a country plays a critical role in prioritizing this industry. General economic policies greatly affect this demand-driven industry and greater industry-specific infrastructural developments provide an added impetus.

Despite challenges in the banking system and fiscal management, the Japanese economy – and consequently, the country’s ICT industry – is well on its way to recovery due mainly to a surge in personal consumption. Although the downturn in the dot com industry has affected the turnaround times, all segments in the industry are expected to see increasing revenues. The Japanese economic environment has historically promoted business R&D as well as financing of new businesses. The Japanese ICT industry’s prospects remain bright due to fresh demand from the government, corporates, and households as well as an increase in the basic requisite replacement investment in the ICT industry.

Frost & Sullivan’s Information and Communication Technologies Country IOndustry Forecast service provides vital inputs for evaluating the attractiveness of a country and its ICT industry. Besides enabling decision makers to assess the impact of non-market forces, it also helps in identifying new market opportunities. This research service provides a strong base for preparing contingency plans. In addition, investors can assess industry-specific risk factors as well as conduct a more in-depth micro research.

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Identify New Market Opportunities

The future trends in the economy of Japan have been analyzed along with their impact on the ICT industry. This analysis provides valuable information to industry participants on market opportunities in specific segments of the industry in Japan.

Understand Future Industry Trends

The study gives an insight into the Japanese ICT industry, discusses its dependence on the prevailing economic scenario, and forecasts the future economic environment of the country. This can enable industry participants to gauge the future direction of the industry and devise appropriate strategies to improve market share.

Understand Policy and Regulatory Environment

A detailed analysis of the economic framework of the Japanese ICT industry is provided in the study. This offers insights into the economic parameters as they exist and the future direction of the same. This is particularly beneficial in the case of the telecommunications industry, as economic indicators form an important criterion for industry performance.

Devise Country Entry Strategies

The study provides valuable information and analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the economic environment of Japan that are relevant to the ICT industry. This is particularly useful in devising country-specific strategies.

Evaluate Industry Segment Potential

This study offers detailed coverage of economic issues affecting the industry. It provides both country and industry trends, forecasts major variables, and is an excellent tool for companies that plan to enter new geographic markets. This can help corporate planners in developing accurate business plans and enhance credibility to planning company resources.

  Table Of Contents

1. Introduction
        1. Overview of the Japanese Information and Communication Technologies Industry
                  1. Snapshot of the  Japanese Information and Communication Technologies Industry
 
2. Economic Analysis of the Japanese Information and Communication Technologies Industry
        1. Japanese Economy
                  1. Major Economic Trends in the Japanese Economy
        2. Output of Economy and the Information and Communication Technologies Industry
                  1. Performance of Economy
                  2. Performance of ICT Industry
                  3. Comparative Analysis
        3. Other Economic Indicators and their Impact on the Japanese Information and Communication Technologies Industry
                  1. Investment
                  2. Consumption
                  3. Trade
        4. Financial Analysis of the Japanese Economy
                  1. Financial Analysis of the Japanese Information and Communication Technologies Industry
 
3. Impact Analysis of Economic Trends
        1. Economic Impact Analysis of the Japanese Information and Communication Technologies Industry
                  1. Economic Impact Analysis of the Japanese Information and Communication Technologies Industry



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