The IOWN (Innovative Optical and Wireless Network) is an initiative for networks and information processing infrastructure including terminals that can provide high-speed, high-capacity communication utilizing innovative technology focused on optics, as well as tremendous computational resources. This is done in order to overcome the limitations of existing infrastructure with innovative technologies, optimize the individual with the whole based on all available information, and create a rich society that is tolerant of diversity. We have started R&D with the aim of finalizing specifications in 2024 and realizing the initiative in 2030.
In order to realize IOWN, we will craft a concrete technology roadmap and promote technological development.
Following this roadmap, we will accelerate creation of a natural cyber space in the era of the Smart World by incorporating data-centric computing technology, disaggregated computing technology, and other such technologies into IOWN.
NTT, Intel, and Sony have established a new industry forum titled “IOWN Global Forum, Inc. ” (IOWN GF).
The purpose of IOWN GF is to meet demand for data and information processing in the coming age. In order to do so, we will promote the realization of a new communication platform consisting of the All-Photonics Network, which includes silicon photonics, edge computing, and wireless distributed computing, through the development of new technologies, frameworks, technical specifications, and designs.
Publication of “NTT Technology Report for Smart World 2020”
Conclusion of a Cooperation Agreement with ITER
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NTT Announces Technology Collaboration Targeted at Next Generation Communications Infrastructure for Innovative Optical & Wireless Network
Technology development roadmap for realizing the IOWN concept
IOWN GF Unveils Vision 2030 White Paper, Launches Working Groups and Steering Committees to Define Next Generation Communications Infrastructure and Welcomes New Members
“4D digital platform™”; integrates various sensing data in real time and enables future predictions
World’s First Attempt at Optical Transmission Property Control by Optimizing Optical Cable Structure
NTT and Microsoft form a strategic alliance to enable new digital solutions
First Exhibit at CES 2020, the world’s largest Consumer Electronics Show
Demonstration of ultrafast and energy-efficient all-optical switching with graphene and plasmonic waveguides
NTT Begins Research on Securing Telecommunications in the Event of Disaster by Effectively Using Small Amount of Energy Transmitted through Optical Fibers
NTT, Intel and Sony Establish New Global Forum Dedicated to Realizing the Communications of the Future
Long-Distance Transmission of 1 Tbit/s Ultra-High-Capacity Optical Signal