The NTT Group has continued to provide trustworthy network services in the rapidly evolving communications field, supported by outstanding network technologies and a sure vision. An aim of NTT is to provide "resonant communication," network services that resonate with the daily life of our customers. To that end, our laboratories are working hard on developing new underlying technologies. I am proud of the role the Network Innovation Laboratories have played, developing revolutionary optical, wireless, and Internet technologies over the years that have helped make the Japanese life style one of the world's most advanced.
Today, Japanese society is at a critical juncture, as the population has started to shrink as a result of the declining birth rate. As the world watches expectantly, the Network Innovation Laboratories hope to be a major source of new infrastructure technologies and services, in collaboration not only with other NTT laboratories but also with many of the world's leading companies and organizations. In order to create outstanding technologies and ideas meeting the world's expectations, we are committed to raising the value of NTT and the laboratories, NTT is committed to the pursuit of excellence for which we depend on your support and on broad alliances.