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Nikkei BP Launches Newsletter Service telecom inside for Sketching out Future of Telecommunications Market Facing Great Transition

Tokyo – March 31, 2015 – Nikkei Business Publications (President & CEO: Kohei Osada; Tokyo) announced its newsletter service telecom inside to be launched from this April 1, targeting industry professionals aiming to achieve breakthrough in the Japanese telecom market facing the period of great transition again. The new service is a response to the current wave of new market entries from outside the telecom industry, as seen in the retail group AEON offering a low-cost smartphone service.

These new market entrants from different business fields will stimulate a great change to the competitive environment of Japan’s telecommunications industry. Specifically, the current mainstream B-to-C business model, in which telecom carriers provide direct services for subscribers, will be replaced with the new B-to-B-to-C model in which telecom carriers join hands with their partners to provide more benefits for subscribers. Along with this change, competitions that used to occur only among the telecom carriers will be diversified to involve multiple players from different industries, creating more pressures and new opportunities in the market. Catching up with this new trend in the industry, telecom inside is committed to deliver the most updated and in-depth news covered by our expert staff writers.

telecom inside serves as a new medium featuring stories written by our experienced staff members from Nikkei Communications, who continued covering the latest developments in the telecom industry over three decades. The newsletter featuring monthly trends in the telecom market is available in print, and the weekly e-magazine sent exclusively to our newsletter subscribers will deliver up-to-date news on fresh topics. Making the most of our unique networks for covering latest news, telecom inside will provide useful information to be a winner of the next generation, targeting new market entrants from different industries as well as existing telecom carriers.

Celebrating the launch of telecom inside, Nikkei BP will host an exclusive event for our readers on April 24, 2014, at AKIHABARA Convention Hall in Chiyoda ward of Tokyo. Bringing together leading players joining from other industries to enter the telecom market, the event will unveil the secrets to win in this new level of competitions, along with a special speech provided by a legendary key person who has pioneered the Japanese telecom industry over the past 30 years.

About telecom inside

Editorial concept: Sketching out the future of telecommunications market entering the period of great transition, with new market entrants bringing a sea change to the market

Assumed readership: Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) and other new entrants in the telecom market, telecom carriers starting a new service, and other leading business professionals aiming to grow in the telecom market entering the period of great transition.

First Published on April 1, 2015
Weekly e-mail magazine delivered every Wednesday
Monthly newsletter delivered at the end of every month.

Annual subscription fee: JPY89,800 (including taxes)

Monthly newsletter (A4 variant, saddle stitch, approximately 20 pages per issue)
Weekly e-mail magazine (48 issues a year; Delivered every Wednesday)

Contact for subscription: Nikkei BP Fulfillment Services (Phone: +81-(0)3-5696-1111, Business hours: 9:00 - 17:00 on weekdays)

Website: (in Japanese)
Publisher: Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.

For further details, please contact:
Global Business Development Office
Phone: +81-(0)3-6811-8311
Fax: +81-(0)3-5421-9804

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About NikkeiBP

Nikkei Business Publications is part of The Nikkei group, which has newspaper publication as its main business and three additional business divisions of digital media, publishing and broadcasting under its umbrella. Covering a wide variety of specialized areas including business, computer, electronics, construction, services and medicine, Nikkei Business Publications, in July 2008, merged with its sister company, Nikkei Home Publishing, to also bring consumer magazines into its portfolio.

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