3, 29. 2006
Broadband business industry organizations
- Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation NTT (East/West)
- Top-ranked in industry in Japan. Owns “B FLET’S” that offers high-speed Internet connection via optical fiber (166 million) and “FLET’S ADSL” that enables to access ISP via the telephone line (520 million).
- NTT Communications
- Engaged in domestic and international telecommunications services. Owns Internet provide “OCN.” Announced business vision of becoming a “Global IP Solution Company.”
- Owns “Hikari Plus” that offers high-speed Internet connections via optical fiber (9 million thousand) and “Metaru Plus” that enables to access ISP via the telephone lien. Also owns Internet provider “DION.”
- Second-ranked Broadband. The segment provides ADSL/fiber optic high-speed Internet connection services. “Yahoo! BB Hikari” offers high-speed Internet connection via optical fiber (2 million) and “Yahoo! BB” enables to access ISP via the telephone line (477 million).
- Tokyo Electric Power Company
- Leading electric power company by generating and supplying electric power. Owns “TEPCO Hikar” that offers high-speed Internet connections via optical fiber (13 million).
- Provides ISP service in Japan under the AOL brand, by partnering with America Online (US). Also offers a competitive broadband service through its optical IP backbone network. Owns ADSL (185 million).
- ACCA Networks
- Established in March 2000. Owns “FLET’S” ADSL (125 million) that enables to access ISP via the telephone line. Offers ADSL Internet connection to PHS company WILCOM.
The competent authorities
- Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC)
- Responsible for creating the fundamental national system of Japan. These systems include the national administrative organizations, public service personnel system, information and communications postal services, and statistical systems.
Organizations related to the industry
- Telecommunications Carriers Association (TCA)
Aims to promote the sound growth of the telecommunications industry, to improve the convenience of services for the Japanese public by solving problems common to telecommunication carriers having network line facilities.
- Internet Association of Japan (Iajapan)
- Aims to establish an advanced information society and to contribute both to Japanese economic growth and improve human life by promoting the growth of the Internet.