The telecommunications industry is expected to be transformed going forward by the rapid and astounding developments taking place in the realms of the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence (AI). There are also significant events on the horizon in Japan, such as the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 and the migration from public switched telephone network (PSTN) scheduled for 2024.
In this highly fluid operating environment, NTT Group will undertake a digital transformation while supporting its customers as they make similar transformations, rooted in our Shared Values—the core principles that support our activities—“Connect,” “Trust,” and “Integrity.”
This environment also served as the backdrop for our new medium-term management strategy, “Your Value Partner 2025,” in November 2018. Looking ahead, NTT Group will act as “Your Value Partner” as we strive to resolve social issues together with our partners through our business activities.
I thank you in advance for your understanding and support, which are more valuable than ever, as we embark upon a great new journey.
President and Chief Executive Officer,
Representative Member of the Board