Universal Service System

What is Universal Service System?

Universal Service System is a system set up in accordance with Article 110 of Telecommunication Business Act that stipulates telecommunication carriers such as fixed telephone, mobile phone, PHS and IP phone carriers including NTT East and NTT West, which benefit from connecting to equipment providing universal services, to bear in appropriate shares, part of the costs required to ensure provision of subscribed telephone, public telephone and emergency calls (110, 118 and 119) (collectively referred to as Universal Services.)

In association with the enforcement of Universal Service System, Universal Service Charge is billed to members using the services to which the system applies, starting from February 2007.

For details on Universal Service System, please refer to the following websites.

Telecommunications Carriers Association (TCA) (Japanese)

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (Japanese)

Affected Services

1)IP-Phone-C service

  • Universal Service Charge will apply starting from the day a 050 number is assigned.

2)au Hikari Phone service

  • Universal Service Charge will apply starting from the day the line is opened.

3)Asahi Net WiMAX 2+ service

  • Universal Service Charge will apply starting from the day the service is opened.

4)Asahi Net LTE service

  • Universal Service Charge will apply starting from the day the service is opened.
  • 020 numbers (phone numbers starting with 020) are excluded from charges related to Universal Service, as stipulated by the ordinance of Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. Accordingly, Asahi Net will not bill Universal Service Charge to 020 numbers.
    For details on 020 numbers, please refer to the following webpage.
    Establishment of Special Numbers, including M2M-dedicated Numbers (in Japanese)

* For those members using Asahi Net WiMAX 2+ and Asahi Net LTE (ANSIM), a monthly Universal Service Charge is billed as listed in the chart below on per contract basis.

Universal Service Charge

Period Charges
From July 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 3 yen /month per phone number
From January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019 2 yen /month per phone number
From July 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 2 yen /month per phone number
From January 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018 2 yen /month per phone number
From July 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 3 yen /month per phone number
From January 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017 2 yen /month per phone number
From July 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016 3 yen /month per phone number
From January 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 2 yen /month per phone number
From July 1, 2012 to December 31, 2014 3 yen /month per phone number
From January 1, 2012 to June 30, 2012 5 yen /month per phone number

* All charges shown exclude tax.

Billing

Universal Service Charge will be billed together with Asahi Net service charges.

* This is a translation of the original Universal Service System in Japanese. If there is any conflict between the original and the translation, the original shall prevail.