NTT, Intel and Sony Will Work on Communications of the Future

NTT, Intel and Sony Will Work on Communications of the Future

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Delivering on the promise of a truly smart and connected world, where we enjoy an environment that improves the way humans live and interact with technology, requires a significant shift in computing, communications and network infrastructure. Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Intel and Sony announced that they will create a new industry forum, the Innovative Optical and Wireless Network (IOWN) Global Forum.

The global forum’s objective is to accelerate the adoption of a new communication infrastructure that will bring together an all photonics network infrastructure including silicon photonics, edge computing and connected computing to meet our future data and computing requirements through the development of new technologies, frameworks, specifications and reference designs, in areas such as photonics R&D, connected compute, and use cases and best practices for a smart world and enabling technologies.

Next-generation communications have the potential to improve many aspects of life, ranging from remote healthcare, disaster prevention, education, automated driving, finance, entertainment/sports and industrial manufacturing. IOWN’s aim is to deliver the next generation of communication infrastructure that will allow as many people as possible to take advantage of this future.

Technology, telecommunications and other industry organizations will be invited to join the forum. NTT, Intel and Sony, with their expertise in these areas, will act as founding members. In the coming months, the three companies will select the initial board of the IOWN Global Forum to jointly kick off operations. IOWN Global Forum will be based in the U.S., and membership opportunities are currently available to interested parties.

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