DOCOMO Offers a Glimpse of Mobility in 2020

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The DOCOMO booth at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2016, entitled "Welcome to Japan in 2020," demonstrated technologies and services for all-new levels of convenience and enjoyment in 2020. Specific exhibits included trials being conducted with Nokia Networks to verify 5G technologies in actual-use environments, and "slicing," an essential technology for optimizing core networks. Visitors experienced machine translation technologies for intercultural interaction via oral and handwritten and printed language, including colloquial expressions on SNS, and learned about a platform for connecting devices and IoT. DOCOMO also introduced its network-consulting services for overseas mobile operators.

Dates and Location

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Dates

February 22-25, 2016

Location

Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain

Exhibits

5G

DOCOMO showcased a variety of 5G trials it has been conducting with blue-chip ICT vendors worldwide. At the booth, a live demo was held for a 5G millimeter-wave system that DOCOMO has been developing with Nokia Networks. Visitors witnessed how a highly directional and attenuated radio wave signal in the extremely high frequency of 70GHz can follow a mobile terminal by using an Augmented Reality (AR) beam visualization system.

The exhibit also introduced the concept of "slicing," an essential core network technology for the future of 5G that will enable a core network to be optimized for low latency, high security, disaster prevention or the IoT, depending on specific needs.

Machine translation

Visitors experienced three machine translation technologies that help foreign visitors enjoy their stays in Japan more fully. Demonstrations showed how machine translation for conversational, handwritten and even colloquial SNS communication facilitated intercultural communication that transcends language barriers.

IoT: Linking

DOCOMO showcased Linking, an IoT platform that connects smartphone applications and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices. Developed to promote greater availability for IoT-related technologies, Linking is expected to provide a key means of connecting to the IoT and make it a seamless part of customers' daily lives. Various exhibit scenarios demonstrated how mobile apps and IoT devices connected via the Linking platform can benefit our daily lives.

(PDF file)About IoT:Linking (PDF format: 1,238KB)

Network consultancy

DOCOMO is now introducing network consulting services to support mobile operators worldwide in improving the communication quality of their networks and in smoothly migrating to next-generation technologies. The service, which leverages DOCOMO's extensive expertise and proven track record of building and operating world-class mobile networks in Japan, covers strategy development, technical advice, building lean business processes, and engineer training.

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