NTT to bundle fixed/mobile services under new government plan

16 Aug 2006

The Japanese government plans to allow national fixed line operator Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp (NTT) to bundle packages combining cellular and fixed line phone services, according to reports in the business paper Nihon Keizai Shimbun. Although it does not cite sources, the journal says the measures being discussed would allow NTT’s mobile arm DoCoMo to offer combined fixed and mobile services by renting landlines from NTT East Corp and NTT West Corp. In return, the two fixed line providers would be able to provide a discounted mobile service via DoCoMo’s networks. Broadband internet access services could also be included under the plan, the Nihon Keizai said.