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Japan's telecom markets are among the world's most open and competitive

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Several years ago NTT had the monopoly for national communications, while KDD (which has merged into KDDI) had the monopoly for international traffic. After a period of deregulation and some consolidation a large number of companies compete in one of the most competitive and most exciting telecom markets. The following picture gives a bird's view on Japan's telecom markets - this picture is by no means complete. Yahoo is attacking the broad band internet access market and the voice phone market, wireless hotspots are starting up all over Japan to compete with the three 3G networks of DoCoMo, AU/KDDI and Vodafone/J-Phone. 
Japan's telecom landscape

Structure of Japan's Telecom Market

Structure of Japan's communication operators (Table will be updated regularly)
Eurotechnology-Japan's telecom-info  Number of carriers
1994 .... 2000 2001 2002
Type 1 telecom carriers (establish own circuits and facilities) NTT, KDDI 2 .... 4 4 4
NTT-DoCoMo, etc 9 .... 9 9 9
New Type 1 Carriers 100 .... 236 331 374
Type 2 telecom carriers Special Type 2 Carriers 44 .... 101 113 112
General Type 2 Carriers 2063 .... 7550 8893 10,025
Broadcasters Terrestrial Broadcasting (incl. NHK) 205 .... .... .... ....
Satellite Broadcasting (excl. NHK) 18 .... 67 ... ...
Cable TV Operators appr 600 .... .... ... ...
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