NTT and Chunghwa Telecom Sign Photonic Network Agreement – High Performance Computing News Analysis | Inside HPC

Tokyo – October 25, 2023 – NTT Corporation (NTT) and Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. (Chunghwa Telecom) today signed a basic agreement to realize international network connectivity through IOWN. [1]. In the future, with IOWN’s innovative communication technology focused on an all-photonic network [2]our goal is to realize the international network connection between Japan and Taiwan and cooperation in trade and security related to IOWN.

NTT has proposed the IOWN concept, which is a network and information processing infrastructure that can provide high-speed, high-capacity communications and massive computing resources using innovative technologies focused on photonics (optics). NTT has established the International Association of Optical and Wireless Networks (IOWN). [3] To promote the realization of new communication infrastructure.

Chunghwa Telecom is one of the top 5 listed companies by market capitalization and the #1 telecommunications service provider in Taiwan. Chunghwa Telecom provides advanced ICT services to global companies through cooperation with major telecommunications companies in various countries. In addition, Chunghwa Telecom supports the IOWN concept and participated in the early IOWN Global Forum and led the discussion of use cases and technologies.

NTT and Chunghwa Telecom promote IOWN technology and realize business and security on a global level based on the communication technology and experience we have accumulated.

Based on the strengths of NTT and Chunghwa Telecom in optical and wireless transmission technologies, as well as the achievements of both companies in implementing these technologies in society, we aim to realize an international network connection using all-photonic network technology between Japan and Taiwan.

In addition, we aim to create international connection interfaces and rules for communication transparency in international network connections.

NTT and Chunghwa Telecom aim to contribute to a prosperous society that can embrace diversity by using various IOWN technologies through international network connections made from IOWN technologies such as the All-Photonics Network, which is a robust communication infrastructure.

Akira Shimada, President and CEO of NTT Corporation
With outstanding technology and extensive global business experience, we expect NTT and Chunghwa Telecom to cooperate together in IOWN international communications to greatly accelerate the technology development and deployment of IOWN services. Based on the achievements of NTT and Chunghwa Telecom, we hope to expand IOWN to various other countries.

Shui-Yi Kuo, President and CEO of Chunghwa Telecom
Chunghwa Telecom, as the leading telecommunications company in Taiwan, is pleased to sign the IOWN cooperation memorandum with NTT, the leading telecommunications company in Japan. Chunghwa Telecom agrees with IOWN’s vision of innovative technologies and continues to uphold the brand spirit of “always leading” and implement the corporate sustainability goals of ESG energy conservation, active investment in innovative research and development, and bringing in more diverse people. Convenient network and services


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