NGNI news 2012 NTT Berlin Japan
From left: Mr. Ogi (Japan Embassy Berlin), Mr. Yamada (NTT), Prof. Dr. Magedanz, Dr. Kushima (NTT), Dr. Blum, Prof. Dr. Popescu-Zeletin, Dr. Steglich, Mr. Odoi (Japan Embassy Berlin) Fraunhofer FOKUS

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation and FOKUS prolong their cooperation

News from Sep. 28, 2012

Japanese telecommunications provider NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation) and Fraunhofer FOKUS will continue their successful cooperation in the future. On September 14, 2012, both partners concluded a contract that prolongs their research cooperation for another three years. In the context of the partnership, NTT and FOKUS will advance the development of service-oriented technologies for telecommunication networks and the Internet.

NTT, Japan’s leading provider of communications infrastructures and services, and Fraunhofer FOKUS are planning to develop novel communication services, media technologies and advanced service platforms for Next Generation (NGN) and other communication networks within the framework of their strategic partnership. The collaboration between FOKUS and NTT has already been existing for five years, the last three years of which have comprised a successful strategic R&D cooperation. This cooperation has now been renewed for another three years. At the signature of the contract, NTT was represented by Dr. K. Kushima (Executive Director of the NTT Service Innovation Laboratory Group).

The cooperation has led to the conclusion of several projects in the past, in which innovative technologies were successfully researched, developed and tested. A Next Generation Network testbed based on technologies by FOKUS was established at NTT in Tokyo and effectively incorporated within the projects. Additionally, communications services and platforms for information exchange and sharing across the boundaries of single networks were explored. Current projects seek to develop the prototype of previously researched communication architectures, as well as a multi device Web architecture with expanded browser technologies.