Abstract In the fall of 2012, the NTT Group announced a new Medium-Term Management Strategy titled Towards the Next Stage. This article introduces the NTT Group's new approach to business based on this strategy and presents the progress made so far in achieving established objectives. The content of this article is based on the keynote speech given by Hiroo Unoura, President and Chief Executive Officer of NTT, at NTT R&D Forum 2013, held on February 14¡Ý15, 2013.
Abstract This article introduces the activities of the NTT R&D (research and development), Laboratory Group, which is pressing forward to create new value in information and communications technology by initiating "chain reactions of innovations" in order to pave the way to becoming a valued partner. This is the aim of the group's Medium-term Management Strategy entitled Towards the Next Stage.
This article is based on the speech presented by Hiromichi Shinohara, Executive Vice President, Director, Research and Development Planning Division, NTT, at NTT R&D Forum 2013, held on February 14¡Ý15, 2013.
Abstract A variety of services is available over the Internet, and these services have become a fundamental part of our life. The use of mobile terminals has exploded in the last few years, and ever wider arrays of services are being introduced throughout the world. HTML5 (hypertext markup language, fifth revision), the standard specification for next-generation web browsers, has been gaining much attention. These Feature Articles discuss the business impact of HTML5 and introduce examples of related NTT Group company activities and R&D initiatives.
Abstract NTT Service Evolution Laboratories has developed the personal information style, which is a technique of providing an IT (information technology) usage environment that is customized to each user's individual style. This article introduces a technique for obtaining information related to a video that a user is watching and casually displaying the information on the terminal in front of the user. This related information can be personalized at the touch of a fingertip, as in the interaction between a television and a tablet terminal.
Abstract The NTT Group has already begun developing a variety of services that utilize HTML5 (hypertext markup language, fifth revision). This article introduces two advanced examples of such services: an e-book reader developed using HTML5 by NTT Solmare and an application of service development and engineer training using HTML5 by NTT Resonant.
Abstract The prices of liquid crystal displays and touch panels are continuing to decrease, and accordingly, the popularity of devices that use web browsers is increasing. These devices include smartphones, tablets, televisions, car navigation systems, e-book readers, and digital signage systems. There is also a growing transition towards open platforms that use web browser technology to further expand business activities and popularize services. This article introduces services designed for use with devices newly equipped with web browser functions, and reviews trends in the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which is the de facto standardization organization for web browser specifications.
Abstract NTT COMWARE is focusing on enterprise architecture (EA) as a way to optimize business and operating systems, and we are particularly interested in the work and standards of the TeleManagement Forum (TM Forum) in supporting an EA tailored for telecom operators. This article provides an overview of current TM Forum activities and reports on TM Forum Management World (TMW) 2012, TM Forum's main conference that was held in Dublin, Ireland, May 22¡Ý24, 2012.
Practical Field Information about Telecommunication Technologies
Abstract The Technical Assistance and Support Center undertakes detailed analyses of actual failures and proposes countermeasures to failures that occur in optical distribution facilities. This article reports two actual failure cases involving optical fiber breakage that occurred in an optical cabinet installed in multi-dwelling unit buildings and proposes countermeasures to prevent such failures in the future. This is the sixteenth in a bimonthly series on the theme of practical field information on telecommunication technologies. This month's contribution is from the Access Engineering Group, Technical Assistance and Support Center, Maintenance and Service Operations Department, Network Business Headquarters, NTT EAST.