Trade office demands better access to Japanese telecoms market

10 Apr 2006

The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) is looking to gain better access to Japan’s mobile and fixed line markets, according to reports in Japan’s Kyodo News. The USTR is also complaining about high mobile termination rates imposed by NTT DoCoMo on other carriers for network connection and universal fixed line service programmes that favour regional carriers. The paper says the trade office’s 2006 review on foreign compliance with telecommunications agreements highlights three major problems in which the USTR will focus its efforts this year.