The Japanese telecommunications market

Cedhagen, P.E. (1994) The Japanese telecommunications market. , Graduate School of Management, The University of Queensland.

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Author Cedhagen, P.E.
Title The Japanese telecommunications market
School, Department or Centre Graduate School of Management
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1994
Total pages 98
Subject 14 Economics
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The following report was written from February to June of 1994 and covers developments in the Japanese telecommunications market from the first steps to liberalize this market in the mid-eighties up to events occurring during the first half of 1994.

The work has been divided into three parts where the first part investigates the political processes that transformed Japan's telecommunications. Network operation and regulation was formerly performed by NTT and to a lesser extent KDD while the new organization of telecommunications separated operations from regulatory functions. The latter were subsequently transferred to the Ministry for Posts and Telecommunications (MPT). This elevation of MPT, however, did not come without fierce inter-ministerial infighting and the once powerful Ministry for International Trade and Industry (MITI) had to relinquish control over the future oriented telecommunications business to the MPT.

Liberalization of telecommunications in Japan has been performed with a focus on the overall benefits for the country and the economy. It was not the result of free market ideologies or strong beliefs in the benefits of free competition.

The second part of the report looks more closely at the market as it has developed a few years after partial liberalization. It investigates how the new entrants have succeeded and introduces brief profiles on some of the main actors in the market.

The third and final part of the report is based on a series of interviews with representatives for foreign manufacturers of telecommunications equipment currently active in Japan. These companies- Northern Telecom, Motorola and Ericsson have now entered this demanding market as a result of improved market access initiated by both internal demand for new technology and foreign pressure.

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