November 6, 2003

Ministry of Public Management,
Home Affairs,
Posts and Telecommunications



MPHPT sets up study group on blueprint for portability of cellular telephone numbers



The MPHPT has set up a study group on a blueprint for portability of cellular telephone numbers with the aim of studying the portability of cellular telephone numbers so as to increase their usefulness for cellular telephone users and promote competition among cellular telephone business operators.

For details refer to the Japanese web site
http://www.soumu.go.jp/s-news/2003/031106_1.html

For further information about this press release, please contact:

International Policy Division, International Affairs Department
Telecommunications Bureau
Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs,
Posts and Telecommunications
Tel: (03) 5253-5920 Fax: (03) 5253-5924
feedback_e-telecom@soumu.go.jp