August 3, 2016 Announcement of Status of Telecommunications Numbers in Use (FY2015)
The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) has summarized the status of telecommunications numbers in use as of the end of fiscal 2015 based on reports from telecommunications carriers pursuant to Article 8 of the Rules for Reporting on Telecommunications Business (Ministerial Ordinance of MPT No. 46 of 1988).
Note 1: The status of telecommunications numbers in use refers to the actual allocation of numbers to subscribers from those designated by MIC for telecommunications carriers.
Note 2: Number portability started between mobile phones and Personal Handy-phone System (PHS) phones in October 2014 October. Therefore, the total sum of mobile phone and PHS phone numbers are announced.
Number of main telecommunications numbers in use
As of the end of fiscal 2015 (March 31, 2016)
- “0AB-J” numbers for fixed telephones: Approximately 63.35 million numbers (down about 1.17 million from the previous year)
- “050” numbers for IP telephony: Approximately 7.8 million numbers (up about 0.56 million from the previous year)
- “070/080/090” numbers for mobile phones and PHS phones: Approximately 166.03 million numbers (up about 6.87 million from the previous year)
Fiscal 2015 (April 1, 2015, to March 31, 2016)
- Telecommunications mobile phone and PHS phone numbers transferred between carriers: Approximately 6.2 million numbers
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