Jakarta. Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation and elkom Indonesia established the APAC Telecom Innovation Initiative, or ATII, as a joint research and development initiative today with a view to create new network services in the APAC region with a look beyond 2020 focusing on virtual infrastructure technologies.
The initiative will develop technical studies and proof of concepts (PoCs) regarding requirements for new network services in the virtualization era, and aims to expand this initiative together with various partners, including other service providers, who share the initiative’s goals.
Currently, APAC service providers are faced with several common issues such as sustainability due to natural disasters (e.g., earthquakes and typhoons) and unique traffic demands/requirements due to uneven population distributions (growth/erosion of population) with a similar geography as island nations in the APAC region. With this in mind, ATII will propose new services and technologies for the APAC region. Moreover, ATII will attempt to accelerate innovation and create new markets using Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to benefit society with a focus on sustainable development through collaboration and promotion with various partners in the APAC region so as to realize of the vision of APAC service providers / countries to lead the world economy in the future.
With consideration of the APAC market environment, joint technical studies and PoCs will be conducted focusing on the instantaneousness and availability characteristics of virtualization infrastructure technologies to realize flexible and efficient network services. Initially, the following three projects have been established:
- High Value-added Network Services,
- Server Platform Virtualization, and
- Flexible Access Network Virtualization.
ATII eventually hopes to perform field trials with participating service providers and partners in emerging markets which will lead to deployable commercial services based on lessons learned from the ATII studies and PoCs.
[About NTT] NTT Group delivers advanced technology and innovative solutions in networking, communications, software and cloud computing that help transform businesses, governments, and societies around the world. NTT Information Network Laboratory Group is undertaking R&D of network technologies for contributing to the development of information network society platform which is able to connect all things. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.ntt.co.jp/inlab/e/index.html
[About Telkom Indonesia] Telkom Group is a state-owned telecommunications enterprise as well as telecommunications and network service providers in Indonesia. Telkom Group serves millions of customers throughout Indonesia with a complete range of telecommunications services that includes fixed wireline and fixed wireless connections, mobile communications, networking and interconnection services as well as Internet and data communication services. Telkom Group also provides various services in the field of information, media and edutainment, including cloud-based and server-based managed services, e-Payment services and IT enabler, e-Commerce and other portal services. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.telkom.co.id/en/