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A week in tech, May 21-27

A roundup of the latest technology news.
Japan

Telecommunications
Japan's telecommunications ministry is urging mobile carriers to disclose their leasing fees for mobile virtual network operators in a bid to increase the number of new entrants to the market and boost competition. Hefty initial costs of building base stations have deterred many would-be entrants from Japan's cell phone market, which is dominated by market leader NTT DoCoMo and the second and third largest players, KDDI Corporation and Softbank Corporation which bought Vodafone's local unit in 2006. The ministry hopes the move will make it easier to negotiate leasing terms and motivate those who want to join the market as virtual operators.

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