CVISNET Executive Director Jeffrey Llanto Attended NTT R&D Forum 2014 at Tokyo, Japan
With invitation from Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation – Network Innovation Laboratories (NTT-NIL) Executive Director Atsushi Takahara and Senior Research Engineer Supervisor Toshikazu Sakano, Executive Director Llanto attended the prestigious 2-day NTT R&D Forum 2014 at Tokyo, Japan from February 13 and 14, 2014.
The forum showcases the research and development achievements of the NTT Group of companies. Various lectures and exhibits highlighted achievements and implementation on global cloud, security, network, user experiences and big data services.
Among the exhibits was the NTT-NIL project on the Moveable and Deployable Resource Unit (MDRU) under Mr. Toshikazu Sakano. The project during the forum garnered a “Recommended Exhibit” title.
The MDRU is a movable container which accommodates information, networking and processing functionalities. During disaster the MDRU can easily be transported to the affected areas and form a wireless access network and offers ICT services to the areas rapidly, easily and with minimum workforce and other requirements.
During the forum Director Llanto discussed the partnership of NTT-NIL and CVISNET for the possible implementation of the MDRU in the Philippines.
After the recent calamities in the Philippines, including the Bohol magnitude 7.2 earthquake last October 15, 2013 and the super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) last November 8, 2013; President Benigno Aquino III instructed Department of Science and Technology Secretary Mario G. Montejo for an initiative to ensure ICT services priority during disaster recovery.
Previously in 2013, both NTT and CVISNET were awardees by the UN organization ITU. NTT submitted the MDRU project, while CVISNET submitted the project Broadband for Communities / Schools.
CVISNet volunteer Sam Koskinen of the Australian Youth Ambassador for Development (AYAD) accompanied Director Llanto to the event.
Picture Caption, from left Tomoaki Kumagai of NTT-NIL, Sam Koskinen of AYAD, Dir. Llanto and Toshikazu Sakano of NTT-NIL.