Accession Number : ADA336236

Title :   JPRS Report, Science and Technology Japan, 18th FRP Symposium

Corporate Author : NATIONAL TECHNICAL INFORMATION SERVICE SPRINGFIELD VA

PDF Url : ADA336236

Report Date : 31 JAN 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : In 1985, the Electronic Communications Business Law was enacted in Japan. This law decontrolled the country's electrical communication business. Following the liberalization of the business, many newcomers entered into this field to compete with the monopolistic Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (NTT). As a result, lower service rates and the diversification of communication service have been promoted. However, the liberalization must still be extended further, and it is hoped that a further revitalization of the electrical communication market and the efficiency of the operation of the service will be promoted in the future. The start of ISDN service represents the most noteworthy development in the field of electrical communication service technology in Japan in recent years. The start of ISDN service marked a shift from analog interface, which has been used in conventional telephone service since the 19th century, to a digital interface for the first time. ISDN service was initiated after a lengthy period of preparation. The ISDN service is expected to usher in a new era in communication network technology, and it is believed that this technology will greatly affect the country's communication service. History proves that the appearance of a new civilization (hardware) generates a new culture (software). Regarding the ISDN, industry watchers are interested to see what effects the ISDN will have on the country's electrical communications; at present, no one can forecast them correctly.

Descriptors :   *COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, SYMPOSIA, INDUSTRIES, COMMERCE, MARKETING, INTERFACES, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, JAPAN, TELEPHONE SYSTEMS, LOW RATE, ANALOG SYSTEMS, CULTURE, TELEGRAPH SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE