As Japan’s most popular telecommunications operator, NTT is innovating the Optical and Wireless Network Alliance (IOWN) to develop the next 6G technology. According to The Nikkei, NTT has revealed that Microsoft is planning to join the alliance and is in talks with 65 companies around the world about a 6G alliance. NTT is developing low-energy optical semiconductors, which are said to consume only one percent of current semiconductors, allowing smartphones to last for weeks after a single charge.
(From: IOWN, via MSPU)
The Alliance for Innovative Optics and Wireless Networks (IOWN) is committed to:
Photonics research and development: including future photonic devices, photonic network equipment, end-to-end architecture, to promote the progress of photon-electronic fusion technology. Significantly reduce power consumption and enable immediate access and response by reducing wait times and expanding transmission capacity.
Distributed computing: Leveraging AI and dynamic distributed workloads will become increasingly important for cross-network computing.
Use cases and best practices for the smart world and enabling technology: for example, ‘digital twin computing’ (a computational paradigm that reproduces humans and things in the real world and interacts without cyberspace), research and social modeling of human behavior, large-scale simulation, and next-generation ‘real’ UIUX device technology.