Japanese based NTT Data has hooked up with BT and MCI to launch a new Internet service that will let Japanese and American users access the Internet in both countries.
Currently travellers between the two countries have to either contract with a local ISP in each country or use expensive international calls. The program, Concert Internet Dial Roaming Service, will be offered between Japan and the US in June and ought to be on offer in the UK and other European countries by October.
NTT data said the new service would be priced at a monthly fee of about Japanese users sill pay about Y300 Yen ($2.36) and an access fee of about 900yen ($7.09) per hour. NTT offers 60 points of presense in Japan and MCI has 300 POPs in the US.
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