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Information Network R&D Center

We are developing optical access and 5G wireless technologies to support high speed broadband communications, as well as millimeter-wave radars for traffic infrastructure and on-board millimeter-wave radar antenna modules by using our wireless technologies.
We are also promoting R&D on mobility systems including traffic control based on probe vehicle information, autonomous driving support and server solution to use big data sources in real time.

High speed optical access system

By the combination of our optical components and system technologies, we are developing 10G-EPON* technologies to achieve 10Gbps high speed optical access.
By the integration of wide-spreading 1Gbps branch type optical fiber networks and 10G-EPON, it increases the communication speed by ten times economically.

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G-EPON: Gigabit Ethernet Passive Optical Network
High speed optical access system

5G wireless technology

The 5th generation mobile communication system (5G) that is expected to be introduced beyond 2020 will create the Internet of Things (IoT) world to provide not only connections between mobile phones, but also interactions across multiple devices, featuring ultra-high speed, low delay, high reliability and multiple connections.

Based on our high efficiency amplifier, antenna and processing technologies for high frequency bands, we are developing wireless units and modules into the 5G mobile infrastructure and connected car markets.

5G wireless technology

Millimeter-wave radar

High performance radar is inevitable to achieve autonomous driving that has been developing rapidly for its future introduction, and accordingly the needs for millimeter-wave radars are growing.
We are developing millimeter-wave radars for traffic infrastructure and on-board millimeter-wave radar antenna modules to provide vehicle’s position and speed based on vehicle information into the wireless sensor market by using our proven wireless technologies.

Millimeter-wave radar

Traffic control / Telematics technology

To realize safe, secured and eco-friendly global traffic societies, we are promoting R&D on telematics technologies.
We are also developing mobility systems for the future autonomous driving era including advanced traffic control technology for signal control based on vehicle information such as vehicle’s position and speed, autonomous driving support technology to provide look-ahead information by using artificial intelligence (AI) technology as well as optimal route search technology considering the driver’s intention and conditions.

Traffic control / Telematics technology

Server technology

With the rapid expansion of IoT technologies in the manufacturing process, mobility, energy and infrastructure fields, analysis technology, high speed processing and real-time response with big data are increasingly required.
To cope with such challenges and further advance our wide range of products and services, we focus on research to apply big data analysis technologies and networking technologies such as cloud edge computing and visualization.

Server technology

Ultra-high definition video technology

The 8K ultra-high definition video technology is expected for wide applications to television broadcasting in 2020, as well as medical care and disaster prevention. However, the challenge is to provide large transmission capacity.
We are developing compression-expansion/transmission technologies for the 8K large capacity video signals and its application technologies to achieve a good balance between high reliability and economic efficiency.

Ultra-high definition video technology
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