NTT DOCOMO sets up new biz units for 5G and innovation

Telecom service provider NTT DOCOMO on Friday said it will set up two new business units — the Innovation Management Department and the 5G Laboratory.

NTT DOCOMO said about 40 people will be employed in the Innovation Management Department and some 30 people will staff the 5G Laboratory.

The strategy of NTT DOCOMO is to strengthen both innovation and research and development beginning October 1.

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The Innovation Management Department, a unit under the R&D Innovation Division, will drive R&D activities and innovation targeted at smarter-living initiatives. It will develop new business and manage both strategic investments and business tie-ups focused on technology innovation.

The 5G Laboratory, a dedicated research unit under the R&D Innovation Division’s Research Laboratories, will accelerate R&D activities related to DOCOMO’s development of a 5G next-generation mobile communications system, as well as international standardization of such technologies.