Ecommerce Giant Rakuten to Break up Japan’s 3 Part Oligopoly

telecommunications companies on the moveThe government is involved in the biggest Japan telecommunications shake-up ever. Until Rakuten proposed its plan to become an MNO in 2018, NTT Docomo (with over 40 million users), KDDI (48 million users) and SoftBank (with 39 million users), the Big 3 held what is sometimes called an organized oligopoly. How has and will Rakuten help to break up this “syndicate?”

Rakuten’s Rakuten Moble Network already has invested over 18 million USD to a pot that could total as much as 5.6 million to fully launch.

Other utilities’ companies that have the potential to assist Rakuten Mobile Network to achieve a complete Japan nation coverage include:

Chugoku Electric Power Company (CEPCO)
Chubu Electric Power (Chuden)
Hokuriku Electric Power Company (Hokuden)
Hokkaido Electric Power Company (HEPCO)
Kyushu Electric Power (Kyuden)
Okinawa Electric Power Company (Okiden)
Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)
Tohoku Electric Power (Tohokuden)
Shikoku Electric Power Company (Yonden)

According to Lumen Learning, “firms in an oligopoly may collude to set a price or output level for a market in order to maximize industry profits. … Collusive arrangements are generally illegal. Moreover, it is difficult for firms to coordinate actions, and there is a threat that firms may defect and undermine the others in the arrangement.”

And … according to Statista … “During the most recently reported period [late 2017], the number of members who had logged in at least once after registration amounted to approximately 95.2 million.’

That’s a good start to pull from as potential cellular subscribers. The Japan ministry of internal affairs and communications has approved of Rakutan’s plan.

Of course, DIDx is ready to assist Rakuten Mobile Network in making available local DID numbers of 130 nations for its customers. Such a move will be one more key resource to cutting costs, raising sales, competing better with the Big 3 and retaining customers.

Read recent news about KDDI, Softbank and NTT Docomo.

DIDX Drives Huge Vertical Market for Telecom, VoIP and Mobile Business via Direct Inward Dialing

DIDX Drives Huge Vertical Market for Telecom, VoIP and Mobile Business via Direct Inward Dialing from Muntwo Productions on Vimeo.

 

DIDX creates a huge and new vertical market for CLECs, ILECs, MVNOs and local regional telecoms and voip companies to sell their DID on the wholesale level. Normally, DID (phone numbers) are idle (not sold, like wasted inventory). DIDX helps “sellers” make them available to be sold anywhere on Earth, with the blessing of the Internet, creating a a new revenue stream for the hundreds of “sellers” and also for the thousands of wholesale “buyers” who buy and resell.

DIDX shares a new and lucrative Vertical Market. Even a small CLEC from Iowa can sell numbers to a small ITSP from New Zealand, for example. Both benefit greatly in revenue and market expansion. In addition, the DIDX sellers make money not just from the DID rental but also from the APC charges that the other CLEC pays to complete calls. APC is Access Promotion Contribution. LDI operators pay these fees on all incoming international calls.

DIDX empowers “sellers” to sell their DID numbers and “buyers” to buy DID numbers and resell to their end-users with the DIDX billing and control platform. DIDX provides the necessary billing software where we invoice the wholesale “buyer” customer on DIDX. In addition, the “sellers” and “buyers” see the same CDRs so there is no question on billing.

Wholesale level buyers in 170 countries use DIDX to select and buy the DID numbers from 125+ nations of a large pool of DID “sellers.” DIDX simplifies the buy/sell process to be a success for all. Plus DIDX offers free publicity and marketing tools to its members that include podcasts, press releases, product reviews, customer testimonials, videos, and more for publication about each of their companies. Visit didx.net today, sign up and take advantage.