Japanese VOIP notes

Reuters: "Japanese electronics conglomerate NEC and telecoms equipment maker Oki Electric Industry said on Tuesday they would cooperate in offering internet protocol phone systems for corporate customers."

Richard Shockey: "I would also note the stunning numbers coming out of Yahoo Japan which reported a 67% increase in subscribers of their broadband service FOR THE QUARTER driven in part by the bundling of VoIP service at no additional charge with the DSL service..giving Yahoo a 30% market share for DSL in Japan."