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Impact and preliminary results of telecommunications deregulation in Japan

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2 Author(s)
H. Ishikawa ; Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp., Japan ; K. Nishimura

Telecommunications deregulation in Japan has led to increased competition in telecommunications and expansion of the cable TV business. The number of telecommunication carriers has increased rapidly, resulting in the diversification of telecommunication services and reduction of charges. In the cable TV business, two multisystem operators appeared, and at the same time there was a dramatic increase in the number of cable TV subscribers. In this article the impact and preliminary results of telecommunications deregulation in Japan are outlined for the two cases of deregulation of interconnectivity among telecommunications carriers and that of the cable TV business

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IEEE Communications Magazine  (Volume:36 ,  Issue: 7 )