For Immediate Release
July 29, 2019
Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd. (Head office: Taito-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Akiyoshi Yamamura; hereinafter “Tokyo Metro”) and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Jun Sawada; hereinafter “NTT”) have agreed to promote collaboration based on the following three themes.
As part of its medium-term management plan, Tokyo Metro Plan 2021, Tokyo Metro is promoting “provision of peace of mind,” “realization of sustained growth,” and “co-creation of Tokyo’s attractiveness and vitality” by developing and introducing new technologies, such as more thorough monitoring of the condition of equipment for railway infrastructure maintenance, responding to transportation needs during next summer’s large-scale event, improving transportation services, and pursuing initiatives to realize new mobility services.
As stated in its medium-term management strategy, Your Value Partner 2025, the NTT Group is promoting its own digital transformation (DX) by utilizing digital technologies for the telecommunications infrastructure maintenance, supporting corporate digital marketing using mobile data and regional economic promotion and providing smart mobility using AI and IoT technologies, while providing support for the DX of its partner companies.
The two companies have decided to collaborate to further accelerate these initiatives, with the aims of enhancing Tokyo’s attractiveness and vitality through the joint development of new services, and creating together an enjoyable Tokyo that is easy to work and live in.
Sharing their respective assets, the two companies will promote the following three initiatives.
|Tokyo Metro’s Assets||NTT’s Assets|
|-Railway infrastructure maintenance technology & data||-Telecommunications infrastructure maintenance technology & data|
|-Railway operation information||-Mobile data|
|-Ticket gate entry and exit data||-corevo®* AI technology|
|-Metro networks||-Mobility services|
In addition to the above fields, the two companies will explore possibilities for coordination in various fields of co-creation of Tokyo’s attractiveness and vitality with the aim of contributing to the development of Tokyo and the creation of models that can be deployed both in Japan and overseas.
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