Will KDDI and Softbank announce a new large-capacity, low-priced rate plan on October 28?

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The Nihon Keizai Shimbun reports that KDDI and Softbank will announce a new rate plan with a large capacity of less than 5,000 yen per month on October 28th. It seems that it will be provided by the sub-brands of both companies, UQ mobile and Y! Mobile.

New plan of 3,980 yen for 20GB per month from UQ mobile

The Nihon Keizai Shimbun reports that KDDI will announce the introduction of a new rate plan of 3,980 yen (tax excluded) per month from UQ mobile, a sub-brand of au, with 20GB of data communication per month. I am.
The new plan of UQ mobile is for 4G and assumes the use of video distribution service, and the service is scheduled to start from January to March 2021, including tax even if voice call charges (60 minutes 500 yen) are added. It is said that it will be less than 5,000 yen.
According to NHK reports, the monthly plan of 7,650 yen (before applying various discounts) with unlimited data provided by the au brand will be maintained.

Will Softbank also announce a new plan on the 28th?

The Nihon Keizai Shimbun reports that Softbank will also announce a plan to start a new rate plan on Y! Mobile that can communicate data of 20GB to 30GB and costs less than 5,000 yen on October 28th.
Regarding the introduction of capacity and low-price plans based on the intention of the Kan administration, which has set the reduction of mobile phone charges as an important policy, it was reported that Softbank is preparing to introduce it, and KDDI is also following suit.
According to media reports, NTT DoCoMo, the largest company, is also considering reducing the price, but it may be difficult to take action to affect the stock price during the takeover bid (TOB) period for NTT to make it a wholly owned subsidiary. there is not.

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications wants to promote competition between businesses

On October 27, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications announced an “action plan” intended to promote competition among operators by making it easier for mobile phone users to switch operators and to reduce mobile phone charges. I will.
The plan includes the establishment of a portal site that disseminates information such as the number portability system (MNP), promotion of the spread of eSIM, introduction of a mobile carrier mail forwarding service, and free MNP transfer fee for online procedures. It is.
It is reported that SoftBank has decided to make the MNP transfer fee of 3,000 yen completely free of charge even for over-the-counter and telephone procedures.
Source: Nihon Keizai Shimbun, NHK

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