The Role of NTT laboratories
There are two types of research and development in the NTT Group; the technology-creating R&D promoted by the holding company, and the business-oriented R&D promoted by the business companies. Technology-creating R&D includes network technology, applications and software technology, device and hardware technology, and technologies that are a fusion of these. They affect every part of the Group and will form the foundation of future business and they are technologies that are central to the whole Group.
In addition to working on new R&D, NTT makes a social contribution through its endeavours in international academic societies and in its standardization activities.