September 30, 2020 Appeal for Opinions on Draft Ministerial Ordinance for Partial Revision of Regulations for Enforcement of the Telecommunications Business Act and Rules for Reporting on Telecommunications Business

The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications will make an appeal for opinions from Thursday, October 1 through Monday, November 2, 2020, on a draft ministerial ordinance to partially revise the Regulations for Enforcement of the Telecommunications Business Act.

1. Background

MIC intends to make institutional development for the Regulations for Enforcement of the Telecommunications Business Act (Ministerial Ordinance of MPT No. 25 of 1985) and the Rules for Reporting on Telecommunications Business (Ministerial Ordinance of MPT No. 46 of 1988). This decision has been made in response to recent partial revisions to the Regulations for Enforcement of the Radio Act and pertinent conditions toward the introduction of 5G to existing 4G frequency bands and the expansion of local 5G frequencies in use.

2. Procedure of appeal for opinions

1. Subject

Draft Ministerial Ordinance for Partial Revision of Regulations for Enforcement of the Telecommunications Business Act and Rules for Reporting on Telecommunications Business

2. Submission deadline

From Thursday, October 1 through Monday, November 2, 2020 (opinions submitted by mail will be accepted if postmarked no later than the deadline date.)

The draft will be posted on the public comment page of the e-Gov (https://www.e-gov.go.jp/ Open a new window).

3. Future plans

Considering the appeal for opinions, MIC will promptly revise the Regulations for Enforcement of the Telecommunications Business Act and the Rules for Reporting on Telecommunications Business.

Contact

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

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