NTT and Telkom Indonesia set up APAC Telecom Innovation Initiative

Smartphone user in FranceNTT and Telkom Indonesia have set up APAC Telecom Innovation Initiative (ATII) to create network services in the Asia-Pacific region focusing on virtual infrastructure technologies.

Tadashi Ito, head of NTT Information Network Laboratory Group, NTT, and Arief Mustain, executive general manager (EGM) of Digital Service Division, Telkom Indonesia, attended the launch of ATII in Tokyo on April 17.

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 with other telecoms partners.

APAC’s telecom service providers face common issues such as sustainability due to natural disasters (e.g., earthquakes and typhoons) and traffic demands due to uneven population distributions in the APAC region.

ATII will 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.

3 initial projects:

# High Value-added Network Services
# Server Platform Virtualization
# Flexible Access Network Virtualization

ATII will start the technical studies and plans to publish whitepapers on the identified requirements, specifications and PoCs results. ATII will share these findings with the related standards developing organizations (SDOs) and industrial alliances to expand and further develop ATII’s activities.

ATII will 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.