Mobile operators could be forced to open up networks to newcomers

16 Jun 2006

Japan’s Ministry of Communications is mulling plans to make the country’s existing service providers open up their wireless networks to new entrants in the year to March 2008, according to the Nihon Keizai Shimbun. The government is looking to increase sector competition in a market dominated by NTT DoCoMo, KDDI and Softbank Corp. The government plans to include its network access obligation policy in its report on telecom market deregulation to be finalised in July, according to the report.

Japan, KDDI (au), NTT DOCOMO