NTT to face government pressure over access charge?

9 Jun 2006

According to reports in Japanese business newspaper Nihon Keizai, the country’s Communications Ministry is considering asking dominant fixed line provider NTT to cut the charges it levies on other wireline service providers for use of its fibre-optic lines. The proposal is likely to form part of a report due in July on competition in the Japanese telecommunications market. The monthly fibre-optic access charge per customer household is currently fixed at JPY5,074 (USD44.6) until the end of March 2008, but this could fall by as much as half depending on the outcome of the proposal.

Japan, NTT (NTT East & NTT West)