February 12, 2021 Appeal for Opinions on Draft Change of Interconnection Tariff Relating to Category I Designated Telecommunications Facilities of NTT East and West
Revision of Interconnection Charges for FY2021 based on Long-term Incremental Expense System
The Information and Communications and Posts Administrative Council received today an inquiry concerning approval for a change of the interconnection tariff (a revision of interconnection charges for fiscal 2021 based on the long-term incremental expense system). This change is related to category I designated telecommunications facilities of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corporation (NTT East and West).
In this connection, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) has decided to make an appeal for opinions from Saturday, February 13 through Monday, March 15, 2021, on the draft change.
1. Outline of draft change
The Rules of the Interconnection Tariff for Category I Designated Telecommunications Facilities (Ministerial Ordinance of MPT No. 2 of 2021) have been promulgated and partially enforced since January 14, 2021. Accordingly, to specify the interconnection charges and pertinent conditions for fiscal 2021 based on the long-term incremental expense system, necessary changes shall be made to the interconnection tariff agreements of NTT East and West.
2. Guidelines for appeal for opinions
Proposed revision to the interconnection tariff agreements of category I designated telecommunications facilities based on Article 33, Paragraph 2 of the Telecommunications Business Act.
2. Period of submission
From Saturday, February 13 through Monday, March 15, 2021 (Opinions submitted by mail must arrive no later than the same day.).
3. Future plans
According to 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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