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Press Release

June 26, 2012

Telecommunications Business Committee
Information and Communications and Posts Administrative Council

Appeal for Opinions on Draft Change of Interconnection Tariff Relating to Category I Designated Telecommunications Facilities of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corporation

Establishment of entry menu related to connection charges of subscriber optical fiber cable
  On June 26, 2012, the Information and Communications and Posts Administrative Council (Chairman: Atsushi Takahashi, Advisor to Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank) received an inquiry concerning an “approval of change of the interconnection tariff relating to category I designated telecommunications facilities of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corporation (establishment of entry menu related to connection charges of subscriber optical fiber cable).

  An appeal for opinions on this draft change will be held from June 27 (Wed) to July 26 (Thu), 2012.

1.Outline of draft change

  The interconnection tariff will be changed to establish connection charges, etc. related to main terminal lines of optical signals to which the multiyear tier charges are applied.
 

2.Guidelines for appeal for opinions

  Subject of appeal for opinions: Draft partial revision of the agreement clause relating to connections with category I designated telecommunications facilities based on Article 33, Paragraphs 2 and 7 of the Telecommunications Business Act
  Deadline for appeal for opinions: July 26 (Thu), 2012, 5:00PM (submission by mail must also arrive by this date)

  The subject of appeal for opinions will be posted in the column of “press release” on the MIC website (http://www.soumu.go.jp)and the column of “public comments” on the e-government portal (e-Gov) (http://www.e-gov.go.jp)and also distributed at the General Affairs Division, Information and Communications Bureau, MIC (2nd Central Government Building 11F).
 
 

3.Future plans

  This draft change will be investigated and deliberated based on opinions submitted and a report will be sent to the Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications.

  Related reports and documents
  Approval of Changes of Interconnection Tariff Relating to Category I Designated Telecommunications Facilities of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corporation ((Supplementary) Revision of Connection Charges Relating to Subscriber Optical Fiber Cable for FY 2012) and Discussion on Calculation of Connection Charges of Subscriber Optical Fiber Cable - Reply from Information and Communications and Posts Administrative Council - (March 29, 2012)
 
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For further information about this press release, please fill in the inquiry form and submit it to MIC on the website
https://www.soumu.go.jp/common/english_opinions.html

International Policy Division,
Global ICT Strategy Bureau, MIC
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