NTT investments to defend NTT against challengers KDDI and Softbank
KDDI and SoftBank challenging NTT’s dominating position in Japan’s telecom sector
Softbank is rapidly becoming the third universal telco in Japan, targeting NTT’s most important income streams. KDDI of course is also targeting NTT’s fixed line income.
NTT plans to intensify its defensive battle
On November 2, 2004, NTT announced plans to compete: NTT will invest 5 Chou YEN (YEN 5000 Billion = US$ 45 Billion) over 6 years (2005-2010), i.e. about US$ 7.5 Billion/year. 60% of this investment will be for optical IP networks. NTT plans to build about 30 million FTTH lines.
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