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Japan telecommunications at the crossroads

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1 Author(s)
Saito, T. ; Tokyo Univ., Japan

Changes introduced into telecommunications by digital technology since 1985, (when the Japanese Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corp. was turned from a Government-owned monopoly to a private company, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (NTT)) have led to a call for completely revamped approach. The main concern is to solve the problems of unequal competitive conditions existing between new common carriers and a single dominant carrier. The nature of the abovementioned changes is examined, and a proposal to split NTT into one local telephone company and one toll company is discussed, focusing on its possible effects.<>

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Spectrum, IEEE  (Volume:27 ,  Issue: 11 )