Our Journey (History)

March 6, 2015

The History of the Telecom Service Association (PDF version, October 2014)

  • Year

    The History of the Telecom Service Association

    World events

  • 2015

    ・Mobile Forum held (March)
    ・Establishment of the FVNO committee

  • 2014

    ・MVNO 2.0 Forum held (March)
    ・Concerning the situation of the MVNO committee’s efforts on the review / enhancement of consumer protection rules, a statement of opinions was given in the working group on the review / enhancement of Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications’ ICT service safety and security research group’s consumer protection rules (April)
    ・A statement of opinions was given at the basic policy committee of the Telecommunications Council’s 2020-ICT Infrastructure Policy Special Commission, regarding telecommunications policy looking toward the 2020s (April)

    End of Windows XP support
    4K Test Broadcasts started
    Consumption tax raised to 8%
    Full opening of Abeno Harukas
    Mt. Ontake erupts

  • 2013

    ・Service Ethics Chair Kuwako received commendation from the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications (June)
    ・ICT Business Research Group established
    ・Establishment of the MVNO Committee (November)
    ・Statement of opinions given at the Competition Assessment Advisory Board regarding competition assessment and the detailed plans for competition assessment’s implementation (November)

    “My Number” system approved (implementation in January 2016)
    Mt. Fuji registered as World Cultural Heritage Site

  • 2012

    ・Transition to a General Incorporated Association (April)
    ・ICT Research Group and 3 working groups (presence review meeting, ICT business working group, ICT use promotion working group) began their activities

    “Remote Control Virus” incident
    Tokyo Sky Tree opens
    London Olympics
    Annular solar eclipse

  • 2011

    ・Statement of opinions given at the New Business Creation Strategy Committee of the Information and Communication Council, the Competition Policy Committee for the Promotion of Broadband Dissemination, and the Telephone Network Transition Facilitation Committee, etc.
    ・As the work group for ensuring communications at the IP Network Equipment Committee of the Information and Communication Council, participated in investigating the development of technical standards for strengthening the safety and reliability of telecommunications facilities

    ICANN’s IPV4 address inventory depleted
    Analog broadcasting ended
    The Great East Japan Earthquake struck

  • 2010

    ・Participated in the establishment of the Internet Content Safety Association and the activities of the Child Pornography Measures Working Group
    ・The association contributed actively to the activities of the Japan Internet Domain Name Council, which was launched for the introduction of the Japanese national top-level domain (TLD) “.日本”

    iPad launched
    33 miners rescued from 700m underground after the Chilean mining accident
    Dispute over the Senkaku Islands emerged

  • 2009

    ・Net Business Forum announced “Measures for Energizing Internet Business— Report of the Net Business Forum” (February)
    ・Eligibility for the Illegal and Harmful Information Business Advice Center was expanded to school officials, re-established as the Illegal and Harmful Information Advice Center (August)
    ・Board Chairperson Takizawa received a commendation from the Chair of the Council for Info-Communications Promotion Month (October)

    Act on Development of an Environment that Provides Safe and Secure Internet Use for Young People enacted
    Barack Obama inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States
    Highways 1000 yen on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays
    Program review

  • 2008

    ・ Illegal and Harmful Information Business Advice Center established (January)
    ・”Net Business Forum” established in cooperation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, began investigating measures for revitalizing the regions (June)
    ・VoIP Promotion Council dissolved (July) (established in 2001)

    NGN commercial service begins
    iPhone 3G released
    Lehman Brothers collapses
    Beijing Olympics

  • 2007

    ・ Provider Liability Limitation Act Guidelines Review Council received a commendation from the Chair of the Council for Info-Communications Promotion Month (June)
    ・Advertisement Display Advisory Committee established under the Telecom Services Promotion Conference (June)

    Privatization of the Post Office
    Highest temperature recorded for 74 years (40.9°C in Tajimi and Kumagaya)

  • 2006

    ・Participated in the establishment of the Oasis Project Use Promotion Council
    ・The Internet Hotline Center began operations

    Mobile Number Portability began
    1seg broadcasts began

  • 2005

    ・Participated in the establishment of the Personal Information Protection Commission (April)
    ・Chairperson Nakao received commendation from the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications (June)
    ・Participated in the establishment of the e-Net Caravan Management Council (November)
    ・Participated in the establishment of the MVNO Council (November)

    Personal Information Protection Law came into force
    Chubu International Airport opened
    The Heisei great municipal merger created 50 new cities and towns

  • 2004

    ・The VolP Promotion Council drew up and published a “Guide to Using IP Phones” (February)
    ・Reorganized local organization from “council” to “branch” (April)
    ・1st National Branch Chair Meeting held in Okinawa (April)
    ・Telesa’s 10th Anniversary Forum held (June)
    ・VolP Promotion Council received a commendation from the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications (October)

    Telecommunications Business Act amended (abolition of the Type I and Type II categories of Telecommunications Carriers)
    Mobile “electronic money” began
    Athens Olympics
    Ichiro Suzuki broke most hits record: 262

  • 2003

    ・VolP Promotion Council drew up and published “Network Interconnection Guidelines for IP Phones” (April)
    ・Participated in the establishment of the Telecom Services Promotion Conference (November)
    ・Implementation of the Action Plan Review Committee results (revision of the Articles of Incorporation, conversion of local councils into branches, review of committee structures, etc.)

    Terrestrial digital broadcasting began in some areas
    The Tokaido Shinkansen’s Shinagawa Station opened

  • 2002

    ・Participated in the establishment of the Provider Liability Limitation Act Guidelines Review Council and published the guidelines (February)
    ・Participated in the establishment of the Internet Connection Safety and Security Mark Promotion Council (April)
    ・Participated in the establishment of the Provider Liability Limitation Act Response Business Council (May)
    ・The Policy Committee conducted initiatives throughout the year, focusing mainly on the response to the revision of the Telecommunications Business Act

    Act on Regulation of Transmission of Specified Electronic Mail took effect
    The Basic Resident Register Network began operation
    Joint hosting of Soccer World Cup between Japan and South Korea

  • 2001

    ・Type II Telecommunications Carriers Basic Problem Review Committee established, consultations and questionnaire survey of members conducted (February)
    ・VolP Promotion Council established (April) (Four working groups on interconnection, numbers, product quality, and systems established)

    Mobile GPS function began
    2001 Central Government Reform
    Fair Competition Promotion Office set up in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications’ Telecommunications Bureau

  • 2000

    ・”Model clauses for a contract agreement” for internet connection services drawn up and published (January)
    ・Special Committee for Counter-Hacking Measures established, ascertainment of real facts behind the outbreak of hacking incidents at internet providers, etc. (February)
    ・Special Committee for Counter-Hacking Measures received commendation from the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications (June)

    ADSL service began
    Camera-equipped mobile phones went on sale
    2000 Yen bill issued
    Eruption of Mt. Usu

  • 1999

    ・Drew up and published “Self-defense Manual for Internet Users” (April)
    ・Open Network (ON) Council established
    ・Report made to the government regarding the response and situation of member businesses regarding the Y2K issue

    NTT restructured
    i-Mode service began
    Y2K problem
    European monetary union

  • 1998

    ・The Operator Ethics Committee drew up and published “Guidelines regarding Operators’ Handling of Internet Connection Services” (February)
    ・Opinion exchange meeting between Telesa leadership and the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications held (February)
    ・Operator Ethics Committee received commendation from the Chair of the Council for Info-Communications Promotion Month (June)

    ISDN service began
    Nagano Olympics held
    Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge opened

  • 1997

    ・The association’s website launched (October)
    ・Opinion submitted to the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications regarding deregulation measures on Type-II carriers and fee systems in the government’s emergency economic measures (November)

    Google search arrived
    Liberalization of the international connection of public telephone networks through internal private circuits
    Consumption tax raised to 5%

  • 1996

    ・The Policy Committee compiled “Report on a Future Vision for Type II Telecommunications Carriers” (September)
    ・Dispatch of overseas research team to Europe (October)
    ・Statement of opinions given to the Telecommunications Council on basic connectivity rules (December)

    Liberalization of the domestic connection of public telephone networks through internal private circuits
    Measures against unauthorized computer access
    Establishing standards
    CS digital broadcasting began

  • 1995

    ・First publication of Telesa Tsushin (bi-monthly) (January)
    ・Multimedia Experiment Council launched (March)
    ・Statement of opinions given to the special commission of the Telecommunications Council on the status of NTT (November)

    Windows95 launched
    Internet use grew
    PHS went on sale
    Great Hanshin earthquake struck (1/17)

  • 1994

    ・Establishment of the Telecom Services Association
    The Japan Telecommunication Promotion Association,
    Special Type II Telecommunications Carriers Association,
    National General Type II Telecommunications Carriers Council,
    and the Voice VAN Promotion Council
    merged to form Telesa.

    Kansai International Airport opened
    The first space flight by a Japanese woman
    Playstation released

  • 1990

    ・Voice VAN Promotion Council established (16 October)

    Shipments of personal computers topped 1 trillion Yen
    Unification of East and West Germany, end of the Cold War

  • 1986

    ・National General Type II Telecommunications Carriers Council (November 27th)

    Personal computer communications (PC-VAN) began

  • 1985

    ・Special Type II Telecommunications Carriers Association established (11 October)
    Approved as an incorporated association in April 1988

    Privatization of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation, NTT launched
    Liberalization of entry into the telecommunications business
    Shoulder Phone went on sale

  • 1983

    Japan Telecommunication Promotion Association established (22 November)

    Nintendo Entertainment System released
    Tokyo Disneyland opened

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