Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

Press Release

June 30, 2020

Survey on Differences in Telecommunications Service Charge between Domestic and Overseas Markets

FY2019 Survey Results
  The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) surveys differences in telecommunications service charges between domestic and overseas markets every fiscal year to grasp the state of telecommunications service charges appropriately.
  MIC has recently summarized the FY2019 survey results and decided to make the survey results public.

1. Survey targets
    MIC surveyed mobile phone, FTTH, and landline services in six cities: Tokyo, New York, London, Paris, Düsseldorf, and Seoul.

2. Survey method
    MIC collected mobile phone, FTTH, and fixed-line phone charges based on public information, and compared monthly charges*1 and model 
   charges*2.

    *1. Including basic charges, calling charges, communications charges, and expenses for subscription/moving that are specified by each business
         operator in the terms and conditions for users.

    *2. The total monthly payments required according to a usage mode (model) based on the number of communications, call time, number of emails  
         sent and received, and data traffic, to compare the communication charges in each city.

3. Survey result
     * The published material is in Japanese only.
 
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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 Strategy Bureau, MIC
 TEL: +81 3 5253 5920 / FAX: +81 3 5253 5924

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