Press Release-Telecom

October 18, 2011

Results from Appeal for Opinions on Plan for Partial Revision of Act on Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, etc. Enforcement Regulations and Draft Fair Competition Guidelines for NTT East and West Business Application

 From September 13 to October 12, 2011, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) held an appeal for opinions on its plan for partial revision of the Act on Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, etc. Enforcement Regulations and draft fair competition guidelines for NTT East and West business application.


1. Background

 The Law for Partial Revision of the Telecommunication Business Law and Act on Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, etc. (Act No. 58 of 2011 Law) came into existence at the 177th National Diet, based on discussions at the “ICT Policy Task Force for a Global Era” and basic policy regarding the “Path of Light” concept, with revision of the Act on Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, etc. established to cover the change of the business approval system to a system of advance notice, etc.
 Together with this revision of the law, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) drafted a plan for partial revision of the Act on Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, etc. Enforcement Regulations (1985 Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications Order No. 23) as well as draft fair competition guidelines for NTT East and West business application, and opinions on these were sought from September 13 to October 12, 2011.


2. Submitted opinions

 Please note that the contents of these opinions can be inspected at the contact address found at the end of this document.


3. Schedule

 The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) will promptly revise the ministerial ordinance and decide on guidelines based on the opinions that were received.


Related documents

Appeal for Opinions on Plan for Partial Revision of Act on Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, etc. Enforcement Regulations and Draft Fair Competition Guidelines for NTT East and West Business Application (September 12, 2011)





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