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July 20, 2022

NTT Corporation

Publication of "NTT Technology Report for Smart World 2022"

On July 20, 2022, NTT CORPORATION (NTT) released "NTT Technology Report for Smart World 2022", which outlines trends in technology that will enable NTT to solve various social issues and achieve sustainable development.
 This report has been issued annually since the announcement of the IOWN concept*1 in 2019 and this year, NTT introduces the results of innovative technology development through the two social infrastructures realized by the photonics-electronics convergence technology, which has been developed for practical application, and the five values created by them in the report.
 NTT will promote innovative research and development to surmount various global challenges and create a "Smart" society.

*1IOWN (Innovative Optical and Wireless Network) is a communication platform for the future that utilizes the latest optical and information processing technologies to realize a smart world. other window

1. Background

In order to solve various social issues and achieve sustainable development in a society facing problems such as changes in the social and economic systems due to the prolonged impact of the COVID-19, as well as the increasing seriousness of environmental problems, NTT is continuously promoting innovative R&D to break through the current situation and move toward a prosperous future.

2. Summary

Looking ahead to the post-COVID-19 society, NTT will not only pursue trends in individual technologies, but also promote the research and development of composite technologies aimed at achieving a flourishing society. Starting with the IOWN concept launched in 2019, NTT introduces the results of innovative technological development and future directions from the perspective of photonics-electronics convergence technology, which is essential for realizing the IOWN concept, the two social infrastructures that can be built by this technology, and the five values that will result from this.

The Potential of Light to Support the Society of Tomorrow

Towards New Infrastructure that Surpasses Limits
 Networks That Offer New Experiences
 A Paradigm Shift in Computing

Five Value Domains Created by IOWN

  1. Next-generation Data Hubs
  2. 4D Digital Platform®
  3. Secure Optical Transport Network
  4. 5G Evolution / 6G Wireless Technology
  5. Space Intergrated Computing Network

3. "NTT Technology Report for Smart World 2022"

The latest version is available at the dedicated site for "NTT Technology Report for Smart World" from today. NTT will continue to publish technology reports on the latest technology trends that support the change in society.

A dedicated site for "NTT Technology Report for Smart World": other window

About NTT

NTT believes in resolving social issues through our business operations by applying technology for good. We help clients accelerate growth and innovate for current and new business models. Our services include digital business consulting, technology and managed services for cybersecurity, applications, workplace, cloud, data center and networks all supported by our deep industry expertise and innovation. As a top 5 global technology and business solutions provider, our diverse teams operate in 80+ countries and regions and deliver services to over 190 of them. We serve over 80% of Fortune Global 100 companies and thousands of other clients and communities around the world. For more information on NTT, visit other window.

Press contact for this matter

NTT Corporation
R&D Vision Group, Research and Development Planning Department

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