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Press Release

May 16, 2012

Authorization for Change of Interconnection Tariff concerning Category I Designated Telecommunications Facilities of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corporation

Introduction of flexible charging function to PHS carriers
  On May 16, 2012, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) has authorized the change of the interconnection tariff concerning category I designated telecommunications facilities applied by Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation (hereinafter “NTT East”) and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corporation (hereinafter “NTT West”).

1.Background

  Necessary provisions are consolidated in the interconnection tariff to newly provide the flexible charging function (*) which has been provided by NTT East and NTT West (hereinafter NTT East and West) from the past to PHS carriers.

  *A function of realizing the flexible charging system by receiving a charging rate by call from an interconnection carrier with regard to calls for price setting for interconnection carriers which are transmitted from PSTN of NTT East and West and reach the interconnection carrier network and NTT East and West charge users in place of them based on this charging rate
 

2.Others

  This case is based on the proviso of Article 169 of the Telecommunications Business Act (Act No. 86 of 1984), etc. and was approved as a minor matter which does not require an inquiry to the Information and Communications and Posts Administrative Council.
 
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International Policy Division,
Global ICT Strategy Bureau, MIC
TEL: +81 3 5253 5920 / FAX: +81 3 5253 5924

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