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November 22, 2023

Publication of "NTT IOWN Technology Report 2023
~Acceleration to the Future~"

On November 22, 2023 - NTT Corporation (NTT) released "NTT IOWN Technology Report 2023 ~ Acceleration to the Future~", which outlines technology that will enable IOWN to solve various social issues and achieve sustainable development.
 In March of this year, APN IOWN1.0 began service development, and we are about to move from concept to realization. In this fiscal year, the key words of "light" and "AI" will be used to explain updates to the component technologies that make up IOWN and the status of AI utilization that is deeply related to IOWN. In addition, in 2030, when these technologies developed and IOWN became more popular, we will discuss how data centers will be changed by IOWN, how medical care and communication will be changed by LLM supported by IOWN, and so on.
 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 lifestyles and working styles due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the emergence of generative AI and changes in business due to the rapid evolution of artificial intelligence (AI), and climate change as represented by the increase in extreme weather events, NTT is continuously promoting innovative R&D to break through the current situation and move toward a prosperous future.

2. Summary

In this report, we will review the formation of the IOWN concept, introduce the status of initiatives that are moving into the realization phase, and introduce the status of initiatives to utilize AI, which is closely related to IOWN. We will focus on the two pillars that support IOWN: the All-Photonics Network (APN) and photonics-electronics convergence devices. In addition, in 2030, when these technologies developed and IOWN became more popular, we will discuss how IOWN will change the data center and what services and solutions will be realized, and how IOWN-supported LLM will change healthcare and communication and change people's lives. Finally, we introduce Digital Twin Computing (DTC), which is being implemented as value creation using IOWN.



 APN (All-Photonics Network)
 Photonic-Electronics Convergence Devices

 APN: Building Resilient Data Centers with APN
 IOWN for LLM [1]: IOWN Powers New Medical Communication with Generative AI
 IOWN for LLM [2]: IOWN Powers Creative Human Future with Generative AI


3. "NTT IOWN Technology Report 2023"

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

A dedicated site for "NTT IOWN Technology Report": other window

About NTT

NTT believes in resolving social issues through our business operations by applying technology for good. An innovative spirit has been part of our culture for over 150 years, making breakthroughs that enable a more naturally connected and sustainable world. NTT Research and Development shares insights, innovations and knowledge with NTT operating companies and partners to support new ideas and solutions. Around the world, our research laboratories focus on artificial intelligence, photonic networks, theoretical quantum physics, cryptography, health and medical informatics, smart data platforms and digital twin computing. 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 worldwide. For more information on NTT, visit other window.

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NTT Corporation
R&D strategy Group, Research and Development Planning Department,
R&D Market Strategy Division

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