Cablecos to work together to challenge NTT

22 Jan 2007

A group of Japanese cable operators are hatching a plan to form a joint venture organisation to promote fibre-optic services, according to Telecompaper citing the Nikkei Business Daily. The initiative will help the companies involved to compete with former monopoly NTT, and will see cablecos pooling their funds to market services to challenge the incumbent’s dominance in the segment. It is understood that the new venture will be led by Its Communication, will offer common branded broadband services across a range of hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) networks, and could involve an agreement with KDDI for telephony services. As many as 100 cable companies could come together under the new umbrella brand.

Japan, NTT, KDDI (au),


Subscribe to CommsUpdate to get the day’s top telecom headlines delivered to your email.

Subscribe to CommsUpdate

Browse Past Issues


Filter CommsUpdate by the following categories or use the search.


Visit our help page information on performing advanced searches, including how to restrict the results by country or company.


CommsUpdate is an outstanding advertising venue for companies seeking to reach:

  • International carriers
  • Wholesale service providers
  • Equipment and software vendors
  • Telecom investors
  • Regulators

Learn more about advertising on CommsUpdate.