Open R&D <2021 Annual Report>

Forum/Symposium/Event

The role that information communications should play in the advancement of the society and economy is of great importance. NTT has an objective to contribute to the development of information communications in Japan, and all around the world as well, by disseminating our research and development results. To achieve the objective, we are energetically developing the activities shown as follows.

  • ・Announcing research results, exchanging research with other organizations
  • ・Dissemination of R&D results through technology disclosures and other methods
  • ・Standardization activities

2020 Symposiums/Forums Schedule (arranged chronologically)

Event Date Location
NTT Communication Science Laboratories
“Open House 2020”
June 4, 2020 Exhibition and lecture videos on the Web
(NTT Keihanna Building)
Tsukuba Forum 2020 ONLINE October 29-30, 2020 Online
(NTT Tsukuba R&D Center)
NTT R&D Forum 2020 Connect November 17-20, 2020 Online
(NTT Musashino R&D Center)

Publishing of Technical Magazines

NTT publishes the following two technical magazines with the aim of disseminating research and development results.

Provides technical information on a wide range of subjects from the development of new technologies and services and the growth of various business lines in the NTT Group. It explains new technology trends in a straightforward manner for general readers.

In line with the globalization of NTT Group businesses, the NTT Technical Review is issued as a monthly magazine in English and aims to communicate NTT's R&D results and activities worldwide. (Web-site-version only posted from April 2007)

(2020 Feature Articles)
NTT Group Initiatives for Environment and Energy, Photonics-electronics Convergence Technology to Achieve All-Photonics Network, Toward New-principle Computers, etc.

(2020 Feature Articles)
Security Technologies for Creating New Value, Approaching and Exceeding Human Abilities with Artificial Intelligence and Brain Science, Global Business Initiatives, etc.

  • (1) NTT Gijutsu Journal (monthly magazine in Japanese)

    Provides technical information on a wide range of subjects from the development of new technologies and services and the growth of various business lines in the NTT Group. It explains new technology trends in a straightforward manner for general readers.

    (2020 Feature Articles)
    NTT Group Initiatives for Environment and Energy, Photonics-electronics Convergence Technology to Achieve All-Photonics Network, Toward New-principle Computers, etc.

  • (2) NTT Technical Review (monthly magazine in English)

    In line with the globalization of NTT Group businesses, the NTT Technical Review is issued as a monthly magazine in English and aims to communicate NTT's R&D results and activities worldwide. (Web-site-version only posted from April 2007)

    (2020 Feature Articles)
    Security Technologies for Creating New Value, Approaching and Exceeding Human Abilities with Artificial Intelligence and Brain Science, Global Business Initiatives, etc.

Patents and Technology Disclosures

In addition to enthusiastically obtaining patents, technology resulting from research and development across a wide range of fields is provided at a reasonable cost so that it can be utilized in the industrial world when required.

Applications for R&D patents

Major technology disclosure

2018
  • GNSS Time Synchronization Accuracy Improvement Technologies
  • Personal Data Anonymization Software
  • Analog Front-End Devices for Optical Access Networks
2019
  • 25G-Class High-Output-Power/Low-Power-Dissipation Laser
  • Technology for Real-Time Extraction of Objects from Any Background
  • UI Augmentation Technology
2020
  • IoT Security Orchestration Engine
  • Wireless LAN Control Technology for High-Capacity and Multi-Terminal Network
  • Integrated Coherent Transceiver Subassembly Technology

Scientific Papers and External Announcements

The results of research and development activities carried out at our research laboratories are frequently announced at domestic and international conferences and in specialized scientific journals.
These activities inspire more research and development into the field of information communications and contribute greatly to the development of science and technology.

Standardization Activities

Based on its comprehensive range of research and development on information communications, NTT has been active in fora and consortia, which are recently playing leading roles, as well as in standardization organizations such as ITU-T and ISO. These activities also contribute to the orderly development of worldwide information communications.

Participation in de jure standardization organizations, such as ITU (FY2020)

* SDO: Standard Development Organization

Degree of participation in de jure international standardization meetings (FY 2020)

Percentage of contributions submitted to ITU-T (2017-2020 study period)

Estimated from the former study period (2017-2020) data of ITU-T and of the Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications, Japan.

Main Commendations and Prizes Awarded in 2020

Organization and Award Items and Recipient
Award for Science and Technology (Development Category), The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Development of high-quality H.265 video coding LSI and equipment
(Ken Nakamura,Takayuki Onishi, Koyo Nitta)
The Young Scientists' Prize, The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Research on control of spin states and quantum transport in semiconductor quantum nanostructures
(Keiko Takase)
The Young Scientists' Prize, The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Research on privacy protection technology that balances data utilization and protection
(Dai Ikarashi)
JSAP Fellow For his study on ultimate control of electrons using silicon nanodevices
(Akira Fujiwara)
The Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Award, The Fourth Infrastructure Maintenance Awards For the development of technology for visualizing the uneven load applied to utility poles and other facilities
(NTT Access Network Service Systems Laboratories)
IEEE Fellow For contributions to far-field signal processing for speech enhancement and recognition
(Tomohiro Nakatani)
Certificate of Contributions For his contribution to the quality of KST 2021 by delivering a keynote lecture entitled “The Latest Advances in Video Coding Technology for Next Generation Communications”
(Seishi Takamura)

Number of R&D Personnel

* The total number of employees of the NTT Holding Company Laboratories is posted.

R&D Expenditure

* Research and development expenses of the NTT Holding Company on
a non-consolidated basis are posted.

Organization Chart of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation

Mission of Laboratories

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