Revision of Universal Service Charge

June 11, 2019

This is to notify our members on the revision of Universal Service Charge, which is billed to members using the affected services listed below.

This revision is made in accordance with the revision of per-telephone number fee defined in the Universal Service System, which is stipulated by the Telecommunications Business Act.

We would like to ask for your continued understanding and cooperation for the Universal Service System.

1. Universal Service Charge

  Current
(Up to June 2019)
Revision
(From July 2019)
Universal Service Charge
(Per-phone number monthly charge)
2 yen 3 yen

* Charges shown above exclude tax and are subject to consumption tax.

2. Affected services

  • IP-Phone-C
  • au Hikari Phone
  • Asahi Net WiMAX 2+
  • Asahi Net LTE (ANSIM)

3. Billing

Universal Service Charge will be billed together with Asahi Net service charges. The revised Universal Service Charge will be applied starting from charges for July 2019 (billed in August) and onwards.

(Reference)
Universal Service System is a system set up in accordance with the Telecommunication Business Act in order to maintain, across the nation, a fair and stable use of Universal Services (services essential for the lives of the citizenry, such as subscribed telephone, public telephone and emergency calls) provided by NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE EAST CORPORATION (NTT East) and NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE WEST CORPORATION (NTT West). The system stipulates telephone companies to bear the required costs in appropriate share.

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