State support of NTT angers rival fixed line operators

17 Feb 2003

The Japanese government has angered the country’s telcos by proposing an increase in the interconnection rates of dominant fixed line provider NTT for the first time. KDDI, the country’s second largest operator, claims that the move, ostensibly intended to shield NTT from falling telephone usage brought on by the country’s economic troubles, favours the monopoly over other operators and is a threat to competition in the market.