Application for Authorization of
Revising Optical Subscriber Line Interconnection Charges
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corporation (“NTT West”) today applied to the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications for authorization to change the Articles of Agreement Concerning Interconnection to Designated Telecommunications Facilities with regards to the interconnection charges for optical subscriber lines. Interconnection charges have been calculated based on the interconnection accounting of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010. Revisions would be applied beginning with the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012.
1. Proposed Interconnection Charges
The above represent monthly charges per single-core cable for Type 1-1 (daytime and weekday support in case of malfunction).
Figures inside the [ ] represent the percent change from the current charges.
The applicable charges for FY2011 and FY2012 include the price gap during the current interconnection charge period (FY2008 to FY2010) between actual revenues and actual costs (for FY2010, the price gap is between forecasted revenues and forecasted costs). (FY2011: 678 yen out of 4,784 yen for optical subscriber line, and 686 yen out of 4,298 yen for optical main subscriber line under the shared access system; FY2012: 845 yen out of 4,578 yen for optical subscriber line, and 715 yen out of 3,995 yen for optical main subscriber line under the shared access system)
The outside optical splitter charge applicable in fiscal year 2011 (42yen), which is reviewed under the actual cost method every fiscal year, is included in the revised charges for optical main subscriber lines under the shared access system.
Regarding the current application to revise interconnection charges, adjustments are made for each fiscal year by adding or subtracting the difference between the actual revenues and actual costs to or from the interconnection charge costs for the second succeeding fiscal year.
In addition, interconnection charges for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012 for optical branch subscriber lines under the shared access system will be revised (to 354 yen from the current 382 yen).
2. Period of Implementation
After ministerial approval, the revised interconnection charges will be applied starting on April 1, 2011.