In a blog on the Technology@Intel site, Asha Keddy, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of Next Generation and Standards, writes about the future of communications infrastructure.
As network traffic increases, with ABI Research reporting an 80% increase in upload traffic in April, service providers are evolving and optimizing their networks to meet this exploding volume of date and diverse network streams. To provide solutions that help them meet this challenge in an agile and cost-effective way, Intel has teamed up with NTT under a joint research agreement to define and create future communications infrastructure technologies that meet network demands needed in the near future. This is in addition to the work that Intel and NTT are engaged in through the IOWN Global Forum, founded in 2019 by NTT, Sony and Intel to create an industrywide forum for accelerating development of use case scenarios and technical specifications initially focused on photonics network and distributed computing.
With a deepened alliance, Intel and NTT can focus on near-term development of advanced solutions across three primary areas to create immediate benefit for business and society alike: photonics-electronics convergence, the advancement of global distributed computing architecture, and the development of an open and distributed framework. Transportation, logistics, precision healthcare, environmental planning and manufacturing all stand to benefit from a more intelligent world based on this new distributed communications infrastructure. Intel is planning for the long-term with how it can positively enrich the lives of every person on Earth through its technology. Our work with NTT is another important step in that direction.