February 7, 2020 Appeal for Opinions on Draft Change of General Conditions of Contracts for Interconnection Relating to Category I Designated Telecommunications Facilities of NTT-East and NTT-West
Revision of Interconnection Charges for FY2020 based on Long-run Incremental Cost Method
The Information and Communications and Posts Administrative Council received today an inquiry concerning approval for a change of the general conditions of contracts for interconnection (a revision of interconnection charges for fiscal 2020 based on the long-run incremental cost method) relating to category I designated telecommunications facilities of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corporation (NTT-East and NTT-West).
In this connection, the Information and Communications and Posts Administrative Council has decided to make an appeal for opinions from Saturday, February 8 through Monday, September 9, 2020, on the draft change.
1. Outline of draft change
The Ministerial Ordinance for Revisions to Rules of the Interconnection Charges for Category I Designated Telecommunications Facilities (MIC Ordinance No. 1 of 2020) has been promulgated and partially enforced since January 10, 2020. Accordingly, to specify the interconnection charges for fiscal 2020 based on the long-run incremental cost method, necessary changes shall be made to the general conditions of contracts for interconnection of NTT-East and NTT-West.
2. Guidelines for appealing opinions
Draft change of general conditions of contracts for interconnection of category I designated telecommunications facilities based on Article 33, Paragraph 2 of the Telecommunications Business Act
2. Submission period
From Saturday, February 8, and no later than Monday, March 9, 2020 (Opinions, if submitted by mail, must arrive no later than the same day.)
3. Future plans
With consideration of opinions submitted, the Information and Communications and Posts Administrative Council will study and deliberate on the matter and report the outcome to the Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications.
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