November 19, 2004

Department on Telecommunications Business,
Information and Communications Council


MIC announces results of invitation for comments and issues new invitation for comments concerning interconnection to category 1 designated telecommunications facilities of NTT East and NTT West




The Information and Communications Council received on October 19, an inquiry from the Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications concerning a draft amendment of tariffs concerning interconnection to category 1 designated telecommunications facilities of NTT East and NTT West (revision of interconnection charges for the optical signal branch subscriber line used to provide the shared access system).

The council conducted an invitation for comments concerning this draft amendment of interconnection tariffs from October 19 until November 17.

The council is taking into consideration the comments, and renews its invitation for comments, in Japanese, until December 2.

The council will take the comments that were already received plus the new comments into consideration in conducting its investigation, and will submit a report for the Minister.

For details refer to the Japanese web site
http://www.soumu.go.jp/s-news/2004/041119_5.html

For further information about this press release, please contact:

International Policy Division, International Affairs Department
Telecommunications Bureau
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
Tel: (03) 5253-5920 Fax: (03) 5253-5924

Or visit
http://www.soumu.go.jp/joho_tsusin/eng/contact.html to fill in the inquiry form.