Director of Network Testbed Research, Development and Operations Laboratory, NICT, Japan
Eiji Kawai has been leading research projects as director of network testbed research, development and operations laboratory, NICT. He is developing a large-scale and highly-orchestrated testbed environment that can accommodate experiments of a wide variety of information and communications technologies including IoT applications, edge-heavy computing, SDN/NFV, 5G/Beyond-5G, and advanced optical networking.
NICT testbed for future network applications
NICT is operating a variety of testbed environments to promote research and development of ICT (Information and Communications Technology). Especially, our technical focus has so far been on advanced networking technologies such as SDN, Future Internet technologies, and advanced optical communications technologies. Currently we are planning to widen the technical coverage of our testbed environments especially to accommodate more experiments of a new class of network applications with support of more sophisticated ICT infrastructure. Such applications include those for IoT, smart city, and 5G/Beyond-5G. In this talk, I will present our current effort of our testbed development.