A week in Japan tech
Japan Telecom is to begin outsourcing telephone billing and collection to the two regional carriers of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone in October. Japan Telecom aims to cut costs by outsourcing these operations, while the two NTT carriers aim to expand their charge billing and collection services for other companies.
NTT Communications is expanding its electronic money business, which provides customers with a payment option in place of cash or credit cards. Internet banking clients of Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi will be able to use NTT Communications' e-money. Users of the service will be able to make payments at some 1,200 merchants.
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