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Japan penalizes operators for excessive smartphone discounts

Monday 10 October 2016 | 11:20 CET | News
Japan's Communications Ministry has imposed administrative penalties on three operators for offering excessive discounts to customers who acquired smartphones. NTT Docomo, KDDI and SoftBank must now report measures to end the practice until the end of this month, The Japan Times reports. The ministry said NTT Docomo, KDDI and SoftBank offered discount coupons to customers, a practice that it considered to be a form of buying support that violates ministry guidelines. The administrative penalties also cover Okinawa Cellular Telephone, a subsidiary of KDDI.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: NTT / NTT DoCoMo / Okinawa Cellular / Softbank
Countries: Japan
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