NTT DoCoMo announces reduction in interconnection fees

26 Feb 2010

Japan’s leading mobile operator by subscribers NTT DoCoMo yesterday notified the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications that it is cutting the fees it charges other telecommunications operators to interconnect with its network. The new rates, which will be effective from 4 March, will be applied retroactively to all interconnections made since April 2009, it said. The revised fees for calls made within the same service area have been cut 15.6% from JPY0.160 (USD0.00179) per-second to JPY0.135, while interconnection fees for calls between different service areas have been reduced by 13.3% from JPY0.180 per-second to JPY0.156.