(Hong Kong – 24 May 2010) NTT Com Asia, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, announced today that the ICT for the Future R&D Forum will be held on 16 July 2010 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The forum will showcase approximately 20 exhibits from the NTT R&D Centre, covering a wide spectrum of areas from cutting-edge application services, network technologies, and environment and energy technologies. There will also be demonstrations and thought-provoking seminars. NTT R&D’s objective is to research and discover novel concepts, and to facilitate creative thought exchanges on next-generation technologies. It also hopes to realize a human and earth-friendly environment through exploration of untapped communication technologies.
“NTT R&D Centre has embarked on a tradition of cultivating innovations and supporting product and business development of all the companies in the group. NTT Com Asia is delighted to be presenting its very first R&D Forum in Hong Kong and to share its myriad of technologies and innovations that will revolutionize our economy and our everyday lives. By bringing together industry leaders in this event, we hope to accelerate the commercial development of world-leading technologies and to strengthen the company’s leading position as an innovative ICT Solution Partner,” says Mr. Takanobu Maeda, President and CEO of NTT Com Asia.
NTT has a rich history of technology achievement. Its R&D activities span a wide spectrum of initiatives, including quantum-related technology and optical devices that look several decades ahead from the present, human information science, network technologies like wireless access and the world’s first NGN (Next Generation Network) which has led the market since its commercial introduction in 2008. Other areas are in application technologies, such as next generation portals and the IPTV service that has been adopted as the global standard, and environment and energy technologies covering highly efficient direct current power feeding and fuel cells.
Since its inception in 1990 (formerly NTT Science Forum), the annual R&D Forum in Japan provides a platform for intellectual property owners to exchange views on the envisioning of their initiatives. Earlier this year, the R&D Forum in Japan showcased nearly 100 exhibits and attracted over 4,600 local and international visitors. With nearly 2,500 professionals in 12 laboratories of its three research groups, NTT R&D develops innovative solutions that enhance all-rounded human endeavours well supported by academics and enterprises.
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