- カテゴリ： バーチャル提案
- 作成日： 2009/07/24 21:23:25
- ページ： 66
- Corporate Governance
3. System Failures due to Natural Disasters and Other Unforeseen Events
The KDDI Group depends on communications network systems and equipment in and out of Japan to provide voice and data communication services. The KDDI Group, to minimize as much as possible the risk of service outages or interruptions as a result of natural disasters or accidents, takes steps to improve the reliability of its network, and prevent service outages. However, should there be a service outage as a result of failures in network systems or communications equipment, or substantial billing errors, the discredit to the Group’s brand image and reliability could have a negative impact on the Group’s financial position and/or earnings performance. The following incidents could become causes of a service outage.
n n n n n n n
Fulfilling these demands would require revision of laws including the NTT Law (Law on Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, etc.), so in the meantime KDDI is advocating that rigid inter-company partitions are determined and made compulsory to prevent the NTT companies from sharing personnel, property, funds or information. If market domination by the NTT Group as a whole grows despite these measures, this could have a negative impact on the financial position and performance of the KDDI Group. The main factors and uncertainties in terms of the revision or repeal of laws and ordinances governing telecommunications and related government policies that could affect the financial position and/or earnings performance of the KDDI Group are summarized and listed below. Mobile Business
Natural disasters such as earthquake, typhoon or flood Spread of infectious disease War, terrorism, accidents or other unforeseen events Power brownouts or blackouts Computer viruses or other form of cyber attack Operation system hardware or software failures Flaws in communications equipment and services
n n n
Revisions to the mobile business model Revisions to inter-operator access charge calculation formulae and accounting methods Revisions to the specified telecommunications equipment system (tighter regulation) Revisions to systems governing universal service New carriers entering the mobile communications market as a MVNO Regulations of the mobile Internet due to an increase in harmful websites Regulations of mobile phone usage Establishment of regulations regarding the operations of NTT East, NTT West, and the NTT Group as a whole New research into the effect of radio waves on health
4. Telecommunications Sector Regulations and Government Policies
The revision or repeal of laws and ordinances governing telecommunications, together with related government policies, has the potential to exert a negative impact on the financial position and/or earnings performance of the KDDI Group. The KDDI Group believes that it is taking all appropriate measures to respond to such laws, ordinances and government policies, including those related to social issues with potentially injurious implications for its brand image and customer trust. However, the financial position and performance of the KDDI Group could be negatively affected if such measures were to prove ineffective in the future. With regard to the future of the NTT Group in the new era of fiber-optic and IP services, the KDDI Group advocates revisiting the original reasons for deregulating telecommunications? namely, to allow fair market competition to work effectively. The government has conducted a range of study projects and invited public comments regarding rules to govern competition in the Japanese telecoms market. KDDI has used these opportunities to advocate fundamental reform, including abolishment of the NTT Group’s holding company structure, complete severance of equity links between the NTT companies and separation of its operations on access networks.
Revisions to the specified telecommunications equipment system (deregulating use of optical fiber and similar equipment) Revisions to inter-operator access charge calculation formulae and accounting methods Revisions to systems governing universal service Regulations of the Internet due to an increase in harmful websites New regulations regarding access to the next-generation networks of NTT East and NTT West New regulations regarding the operations of NTT East, NTT West, and the NTT Group as a whole
n n n
KDDI CORPORATION Annual Report 2009