November 27, 2003

Ministry of Public Management,
Home Affairs,
Posts and Telecommunications



MPHPT submits inquiry concerning measures for advancing emergency message functions in the telecommunications business



The MPHPT today submitted an inquiry to the Telecommunications Council (chaired by AKIYAMA Yoshihisa, chairman of the Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc.) concerning measures for advancing emergency message functions in the telecommunications business. The outline of the inquiry is as follows:

(1) Investigation system: A Committee for the Advancement of Emergency Message Systems has been set up under the Information and Communications Technology Sub-Council of the Telecommunications Council.
(2) Investigation topics:
a) Technical conditions related to the function of providing location information on callers sending emergency messages from cell phones
b) Measures for preserving important communications such as emergency messages on IP networks


For details refer to the Japanese web site
http://www.soumu.go.jp/s-news/2003/031127_2.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