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Japan's 6G driven by former 'telegraph and telephone' family

NTT and former tightknit suppliers Fujitsu, NEC join for next-gen tech

Fujitsu will help commercialize energy-saving photonics technology under the partnership with NTT, which leads the Innovative Optical and Wireless Network initiative. (Image courtesy of NTT R&D)

TOKYO -- Japanese telecommunications giant Nippon Telegraph & Telephone has joined forces with Fujitsu in the development of 6G mobile network technology, partnering with a longtime domestic supplier amid rising awareness of cross-border security risks.

NTT will tap Fujitsu's semiconductor design expertise in developing chips for its proposed Innovative Optical and Wireless Network (IOWN) high-speed broadband technology.

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