Research group to develop 10Gbps network

5 Oct 2007

According to a report in Sunday’s Nikkei daily, a group of Japanese researchers is being assembled to develop a next-generation IP network capable of transferring data at speeds of up to 10Gbps, ten times faster than the next generation network (NGN) due to be launched in the country next year. It is understood the group will be set up by the government-linked National Institute of Information and Communications Technology and other privately owned companies. The group is expected to be supported by the likes of national PTO Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp (NTT), Fujitsu, KDDI Corp, Hitachi, Toshiba and NEC Corp. It will invest upwards of JPY30 billion (USD260 million) over the next five years with the aim of developing a commercial network by around 2015.

Japan, NTT (NTT East & NTT West)