ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

Japan rivals NTT and KDDI join hands on 6G optical equipment

Telecom operators combine technologies, aiming to cut power use by 99%

A technology KDDI came up with while developing large-capacity submarine cables might help rival NTT speed up the development of highly efficient, next-generation transmission infrastructure. (Source photos by Nikkei and AP)

TOKYO/BARCELONA, Spain -- Japanese telecommunication rivals NTT and KDDI will collaborate in developing technology for ultra-energy-efficient networks that use light to transmit signals from communication lines to servers and semiconductors.

With data centers accounting for 1% of the world's power consumption -- a ratio that is expected to increase rapidly -- the telcos aim to establish a basic technology by the end of 2024.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more