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Japan's Parliament to ask operators to reduce mobile phone fees

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Japan's bicameral legislature The Diet enacted a legal revision on 17 May aimed at lowering mobile phone fees and stimulating competition in the country's saturated telecoms market, writes Japantimes.co.jp. The reason behind the move is that local operators' rates were found to be higher than in other countries and operators' profit margins are generally higher than firms in other industries. The government and consumers criticised local operators' practice of discounted mobile device purchases in exchange for relatively high data fees as this practice shadows the prices operators charge.

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