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Arata Itoh

Senior Vice President, NTT Information Network Laboratory Group

Arata Itoh

Information Network Laboratory Group endeavors to create the network of choice by pursuing R&D of future networks that cater to the changing needs of our clients and business partners and developing the various technologies for creating such superior networks. The Group is composed of the following Laboratories:

Network Technology Laboratories
Research and development of network architecture, communication quality optimization, and environment assessment technologies

Network Service Systems Laboratories
Research and development of new network services and the network system platforms underpinning those services

Access Network Service Systems Laboratories
Research and development of new access services and access system platforms underpinning those services

The roles that communication network played thus far were to connect people, and to connect information and people by rapidly delivering vast amounts of information to clients. Today, however, communication network is expected to contribute to the development of the industry as a whole through the creation of new values and new markets beyond the existing domain and industry boundaries. This is achieved by providing valuable information obtained from various things.

In response to these changes in external environment and to the expectations of society, the Information Network Laboratory Group devised a new network R&D vision called NetroSphere concept that aims to create flexible and smart networks for offering relevant values to our partners. This involves driving the advancement of future networks invented in Japan through collaborations that include advanced research on AI and other cutting-edge technologies, as well as the provision of cloud application services, beyond the confines of existing network services and systems.

We will carry out our daily tasks in research and development-armed with a keen awareness of the responsibility to carve out the future society with our own hands, buoyed by the pride and joy of creating technologies that are actually implemented in society, and inspired by our big dreams for the future.

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Arata Itoh
June 2018 : Senior Vice President, NTT Information Network Laboratory Group
July 2016 : Director, Vice President, NTT Network Service Systems Laboratories
July 2014 : Vice President, NTT Research and Development Planning Department
July 2011 : Director, Vice President, Research and Development Center, NTT West
April 2008 : Senior Research Engineer, Supervisor, NTT Network Service Systems Laboratories
September 2003 : Senior Manager, Research and Development Center, NTT East
April 1997 : Senior Research Engineer, NTT Network Service Systems Laboratories
March 1995 : Manager, Telecommunication Systems Department, NTT Kansai Regional Headquarters
April 1988 : Joined NTT Communication Switching Laboratories
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