The system is intended to maintain and develop a spectrum user fee system that upholds a positive radio use environment, by implementing a wide range of measures aimed at ensuring the effective and efficient collection of spectrum user fees.
The following expenses are incurred in the course of collecting spectrum user fees.
(1) Expenses related to delivering notifications regarding spectrum user fees to licensees
(2) Expenses related to educating and informing licensees
(3) Expenses related to providing guidance on payment and performing forcible fee collections
(4) Various other expenses related to fee collection
The collection of spectrum user fees is to be performed by regional Bureaus of Telecommunications (Fee Collection Officers), but a portion of the fee collection duties of the regional bureaus (preparation and sending of notices of payment, etc.) is performed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (or agent thereof) in a centralized manner so as to maximize efficiency.
Spectrum User Fee Revenue Settlements (FY2009)
(1) Spectrum use fee total 64,286 million yen
(2) Paid spectrum user fees 64,250 million yen
(3) Losses on unpaid fees 18 million yen
(4) Collection rate (%) 99.97%
※ Collection rate = Paid spectrum user fees ÷ (Spectrum use fee total − Losses on unpaid fees)
With the introduction of the spectrum user fee system, it is necessary to perform the following duties effectively:
(1) Surveillance of radio waves
(2) Protection of the radio use environment
(3) Collection of spectrum user fees
(4) Administration of a central radio station management system
To this purpose, this system is intended to train staff engaged in these duties, deepen their knowledge and strengthen their competence.
Objective is the acquisition of radio surveillance techniques and expertise for dealing with legal violations required for radio surveillance duties such as finding and prosecuting unlicensed radio stations.
Objective is the acquisition of techniques and expertise for protection of the radio use environment including tracking administrative measures and the latest research trends with regard to impact of radio waves on human health and electronic equipment, and measurement of unnecessary or weak radio waves.
Objective is the acquisition of techniques and expertise for collection of spectrum user fees, legal procedures for dealing with unpaid fees, and methods for negotiating with non-paying users.
Objective is the acquisition of expertise required for the effective administration of a central radio station management system.
Every three years as a rule, a survey on the status of radio use is performed, and evaluation is made of the degree of effectiveness of radio use, so as to contribute to the reallocation of frequencies, etc. to realize optimum radio use that keeps pace with technological progress (survey based on Article 26-2 of the Radio Law.)
The survey on the use of radio waves is conducted every three years or so, with frequencies classified into three categories ((1) 770MHz or less, (2) more than 770MHz but not more than 3.4GHz, and (3) more than 3.4GHz). For each category, the usage status of radio stations established by the national government, local governments and private-sector operators is surveyed for each jurisdiction of the Central Telecommunications Bureau.
Please visit the following website for details on survey implementation.