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Re: ISP License for Korea and Japan

  • From: Tom Vest
  • Date: Sun Nov 13 01:12:11 2005

On Nov 12, 2005, at 9:30 PM, Dave Hughes wrote:


My company is looking to open pops in Koera and Japan. Before I go talk to my lawyers, does anyone know what's involved in getting the proper license and just how difficult is it?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Hi Dave, entry2k-eng.pdf

Infrastructure based or not, international or not, most regulatory requirements on data service providers in Japan were abolished in 2003. I think there are still some perfunctory registration requirements, which means you'll probably have to hire a bengoshi for the one-time filing, but all of the old requirements (like filing interconnection notices and retaining a formally accredited "Type I Basic Telecommunications Engineer" on staff) are all history now.

Let me know if you have specific questions on Japan.

I'll defer to someone else on Korea...