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News Release NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE EAST CORPORATION

March 1, 2011

Launch of “FLET’S Hikari LIGHT”
~Introducing a two-tiered fixed-rate service starting from 2,940 yen per month (including tax) that enables customers to start affordably using the Internet~

  • NTT East will launch “FLET’S Hikari LIGHT”, an optical broadband service with a two-tiered fixed-rate structure through which customers who would like to start using the Internet or do not have the opportunity to use the Internet regularly may do so at an affordable rate. Applications will be accepted starting in late March 2011, and the service will be launched on Wednesday, June 1, 2011.
  • “FLET’S Hikari LIGHT” is available starting from 2,940 yen per month (including tax). It is an optical broadband service that can be used with peace of mind, with a fee cap of 6,090 yen (including tax) regardless of how much customers use the service.

1.Background

NTT East’s total number of subscribers to FLET’S Hikari currently exceeds 8.4 million.*1 However, in order to further expand and promote the use of optical broadband services, NTT East will offer “FLET’S Hikari LIGHT” (the “Service”) to customers who would like to start using the Internet, but are not sure how much they would be using it, or those who do use the Internet, but do not have the opportunity to use it regularly, so that they can start using the Internet, among other things, for low basic charges.
By using the Service, other service offerings can be used affordably, such as FLET’S TEREBI*2 as a digital terrestrial television countermeasure or easy-to-use terminals (such as the Hikari i-Frame*2) for customers, including the elderly and those who do not own personal computers.

Notes:

  • 1.As of January 2011.
  • 2.Separate subscriptions and monthly usage fees, etc., will be required to use each of the services and devices.

2.Charges

(1)Monthly charges*3

Service FLET’S Hikari LIGHT
Monthly
charges
Basic charges 2,800 yen
(2,940 yen, including tax)
Includes usage of up to 200 MB
Maximum charges 5,800 yen*4
(6,090 yen, including tax)
Applies to usage of 1,200 MB or more
Metered communication charges *5 30 yen per 10 MB*6 (31.5 yen, including tax)

Notes:

  • 3.Separate subscription and usage fees with an Internet service provider are required to use the Internet.
  • 4.Due to changes in subscribed items (except for changes in items between the Service and “FLET’S Hikari Next Business Type” or “B FLET’S Business Type/Basic Type”) during the month, if the total bill covering both items exceeds the maximum monthly charges, the maximum charges will apply.
  • 5.Metered communication charges apply to both upstream and downstream communication.
  • 6.Any communication volume under 10 MB will be rounded up to 10 MB.
Image of charge structure

(2)Initial costs

-Subscription charge 800 yen (840 yen, including tax)
-Installation charges 2,000 yen (2,100 yen, including tax)
[when applying the initial installation charge discount]*7

Notes:

  • 7.Typical installation charges (after the initial installation charge discount) for the Service’s applications received by Tuesday, May 31, 2011 and when the Service is commenced between Wednesday, June 1, 2011 and Wednesday, November 30, 2011. Depending on the specifics of the installation, separate installation charges may apply. Installation charges for applications received after June 2011 will be announced separately.
  • *The initial installation charge discount is applied to installation charges at the time of a new application, on the condition that a customer will continue using this Service for 24 consecutive months. If the subscription is cancelled at the customer’s request during that period, 8,400 yen (including tax) will be charged as a partial repayment of the installation charge discount. For customers wishing to use the Service for a shorter period of time, etc., NTT East offers a plan without any initial installation charge discounts that does not require consecutive use for a certain period of time.
  • *See Attachment 1, “2. Installation charges”, for details on initial installation charges.

3.Details of the Service and its coverage area (See Attachment 2 for image of service provision)

(1)Details of the Service

-Maximum transmission speed 100 Mbps*8
-Basic sessions 2 sessions
-Optional services See Attachment 3

Note

  • 8.100 Mbps is the maximum speed based on technical standards between NTT East’s optical network units (ONUs) installed at customers’ homes and NTT East’s facilities. Actual speed may decrease depending on the customers’ use environment and the state of circuit congestion.

(2)Coverage area

17 prefectures in NTT East area (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Yamanashi, Nagano, Niigata, Miyagi, Fukushima, Iwate, Aomori, Yamagata, Akita and Hokkaido)*9

Note

  • 9.Same as FLET’S Hikari Next coverage area. Also, depending on the condition of the customer’s building facilities or other factors, the Service may not be available, even within the coverage area.

4.Start date for accepting applications and launch date

-Applications accepted Late March 2011*10
-Launch date*11 Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Notes

  • 10.The start date for accepting applications will be announced separately on the FLET’S website (http://flets.comOpening a new window) and elsewhere, as soon as it is fixed.
  • 11.The period from application to service commencement may vary depending on customers’ equipment and facilities and other factors.

5.Launch of the Service

If customers apply for the Service on or before Tuesday, May 31, 2011 and also request to use FLET’S Hikari Next service at the time of application, they will be able to use FLET’S Hikari Next until the Service commences, and will gradually be switched*12*13 over to the Service, free of charge, after Wednesday, June 1, 2011. (No monthly charges from the “FLET'S Hikari Smiles MANKAI Campaign” will apply from the start of FLET’S Hikari Next use.)*14*15

Notes:

  • 12.The switchover date to the Service will vary for each customer, depending on NTT East’s facilities and other factors.
  • 13.Upon advance notification of the installation date, the switchover will be performed within NTT East facilities alone.
  • 14.For customers who have used FLET’S Hikari Next up until the commencement of the Service, the initial date of the no monthly charges period currently offered as part of the “FLET'S Hikari Smiles MANKAI Campaign” would be the start date of FLET’S Hikari Next service..
  • 15.For details on no monthly charges, see Attachment 1, “1. Monthly charges”.

6.Application of campaigns (no monthly charges and installation charges discounts, etc.)

Just as for FLET’S Hikari Next and B FLET’S, the “FLET’S Hikari Smiles MANKAI Campaign” which is currently being offered, various installation charge discounts and campaigns will apply to the Service. [See Attachment 1.]

7.Gift campaigns

To commemorate the launch of the Service, NTT East plans to run, from early April 2011, a “Root for Ichiro Campaign” (tentative name), in which entrants answer a quiz to win a trip to Seattle, U.S.A., to root for Ichiro and, for customers using a FLET’S Hikari service, the “Ichiro Goods Present” campaign in which entrants can win a baseball signed by Ichiro, a bat or uniform.

Notes:

  • *Campaign details, such as entry period, conditions and number of prize winners, will be announced separately on the FLET’S website (http://flets.comOpening a new window).
  • *The details of the campaigns described herein may change.

8.Logos

FLET’S Hikari LIGHT Logo

9.For applications and further information on the Service

  1. (1)For online applications and inquiries: FLET’S official website (http://flets.comOpening a new window)
  2. (2)For inquiries by phone: 0120-116116
  3. Business hours: 9:00 a.m. ~ 9:00 p.m. (Monday through Sunday, including holidays)
    (Closed December 29 to January 3)

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Please be advised that information may be outdated after that point.