With the continuous improvement of 5G network technology and the advent of the 5G era, more and more mobile phone manufacturers have begun to develop 5G mobile phones, and operators in various countries have begun to research packages related to 5G.
recently,The Japan Times reported that the 11-digit phone number is expected to be exhausted in 2022, and the Japanese Ministry of Communications plans to create about 10 billion 14-digit phone numbers, starting with "020".
It is reported that the plan was proposed at a recent expert group meeting and was unanimously accepted by NTT Docomo, KDDI and Softbank, the three major operators in Japan. After listening to the opinions of various parties, the Japanese Ministry of Communications said that it will draft a report on the matter as early as June and make necessary preparations before the end of this year.
Currently,Japanese phone numbers use 11 digits starting with "090", "080", and "070", while 11 digit numbers starting with "020" are used for Internet of Things (loT) devices.
According to data provided by the Japanese Ministry of Communications, the number of IoT devices has been used more than 80 million at the current stage. As of the end of March this year, about 32.6 million numbers were assigned to the three major mobile communication operators in Japan.