NTT says it will soon launch a communications network capable of handling huge volumes of data at very high speeds while using less electricity.
The next-generation network is called IOWN, which stands for “Innovative Optical and Wireless Network.” It’s slated to go into limited practical use in Japan from March next year.
NTT President and CEO Shimada Akira unveiled the plan to the media.
The initial phase in March will see a dedicated line service that will slash end-to-end latency to one 200ths of the current rate.
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Japan’s government warned on Saturday that new electric vehicle tax credits in the United States could ultimately deter further investment by the Japanese there and hit employment in the world’s biggest economy.
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