Business / Tech Oct 29, 2019

Japan panel proposes frequency-sharing plan for stable 5G mobile services

An expert panel of Japan's communications ministry proposed Monday that a system be created to allow fifth-generation mobile communications service providers to share radio frequencies for avoiding network congestion. Through high-capacity, ultrafast 5G networks, unprecedentedly huge volumes of data would be transmitted simultaneously. As a ...

Japan plans to cut mobile phone contract penalties to ¥1,000

Business Jun 11, 2019

Japan plans to cut mobile phone contract penalties to ¥1,000

The government plans to impose new regulations on mobile phone operators to cut cancellation penalties by about 90 percent to ¥1,000 ($9) or less to make it easier for users to switch mobile carriers and spur competition, officials said Tuesday. The move is expected to ...

Ministry panel starts talks on cuts to mobile phone tariffs

Business Oct 11, 2018

Ministry panel starts talks on cuts to mobile phone tariffs

A study group at the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications held its first meeting Wednesday, where it discussed ways to spur industry competition with the aim of lowering mobile phone fees in the nation. The group intends to discuss a possible review of fees ...