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| AT&T; Jens Cuts Price of 1.5Mbps Internet Connection
March 18, 1999 (TOKYO) -- AT&T; Jens Corp. on March 15 launched a three-month
sales campaign offering its 1.5Mbps Internet connection service at about
half the previous price, a company spokesman said.
|The sales campaign will continue until June 30. The company seeks to
obtain 100 to 200 new customers in the three months, according to the
AT&T; Jens decided to cut the price by 50 percent for AT&T; WorldNet Managed
InternetService because it had unused bandwidth in the daytime, following
an increase in its number of circuits.
"As a result of adding circuits at a brisk pace to accommodate increasing
nighttime traffic of individual users, we now have unused circuit capacity
in the daytime. We assume that many corporate clients will use our circuits
mainly in the daytime. Thus we can maintain the quality of service
even if we gain more corporate customers by reducing the service fees,"
the company spokesman said.
The 1.5Mbps Internet connection service enables users to remain linked
to the Internet all the time.
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (NTT) offers its OCN Standard service,
and other services are provided by competing regional common carriers.
The monthly fee for the NTT service is 350,000 yen (118.21 yen =
US$1) while the service of Tokyo Telecommunication Network Co., Inc.
(TTNet) is priced at 321,000 yen.
According to AT&T; Jens, the lower price of the service does not mean
that service quality is reduced. The service is a regular IP connection
service for dedicated circuits, with a far better throughput than NTT's
OCN service and other economy services, the AT&T; Jens spokesman said.
The company believes that the service is highly competitive, the spokesman
To compete with services provided by regional common carriers, the company
said it plans to offer outsourcing and other value-added services.
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