A week in Japan tech
- NTT-ME is to begin sales of SS8 Networks communications equipment that establishes connectivity between IP telephone services with noncompatible signaling protocols. NTT-ME plans to market the device, as well as systems configured with the unit, to communications carriers and businesses using IP phone systems. NTT-ME targets sales of 1 billion yen by March 2004.
- Only 33% of Internet service providers are profitable, according to a survey by Nihon Keizai Shimbun and the Japan Internet Providers Association. Some 23.6% of the respondents said they are operating at a loss, up 4 points from last year's survey, and 36.1% are breaking even, up 4.1...