NTT R&D has a vision of creating technologies that lead the world and contribute to the development of society and industry and academic pursuits. Approximately 2,500 researchers engage in a wide range of diverse research activities from basic research to R&D, which support operating companies' business development. With R&D as a key driver of the NTT Group's growth capabilities, NTT R&D creates competitive technologies and collaborates with various corporations, universities and research institutions, thereby ensuring ongoing innovation.
NTT received an award for the Thomson Reuters (New York) Top 100 Global Innovator 2011 and 2012 programs, which was launched by Thomson Reuters (Head Office in New York, United States) to identify the companies and institutions that lead the world in innovation activity. NTT understands this award certifies that R&D activities of NTT Laboratories are pioneering and inventions are valuable in a global market.
Extremely high-density optical fiber cable
We have successfully developed the world's highest-density outdoor optical fiber cable with a smaller diameter and lighter weight.
11/15-GHz Wireless Relay System
NTT developed the 11/15-GHz wireless system to make relay networks more robust. This system can restore IP relay networks easily and rapidly if fiber optic cables are damaged due to a disaster or other incident.
A process to release GaN-based devices from substrates
We have recently developed a novel process to mechanically release GaN-based thin-film devices from substrates and transfer them to foreign substrates. This transfer technique will broaden the uses of semiconductor devices.
Wearable electrodes have been fabricated by mounting a conductive textile on a shirt. This simple approach facilitates the continuous monitoring of heartbeats and serves as an electrocardiogram.