Feeds

NTT links mobile videophones with PCs

Trials

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Boost IT visibility and business value

Japan's biggest telecoms company, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp (NTT), is to launch a videophone platform that connects 3G phones and PCs.

The NTT Group said on Tuesday that the platform will enable PC users with high-speed Internet connections to communicate via video with owners of NTT DoCoMo third-generation mobile phones. The telecoms group claimed the development of such a platform to international standards was a world's first.

NTT predicts that the service, which is expected to be commercially available in September, will have a range of popular applications. These include providing expert support for sales staff making presentations in remote locations, the monitoring of distant construction sites, and distance learning from home.

NTT believes that there is a growing demand for mobile video communication as the number of people using broadband connections in Japan grows. If this is the case, then it will certainly benefit NTT DoCoMo's 3G service, which has yet to capture the imagination of the Japanese public since its launch last year. This is in contrast to its i-mode offering, which enables users to avail of mobile Internet applications and content, and made the company the number one mobile operator in Japan.

The company also claimed the platform would improve the quality of video communications between PCs.

The service will be undergo two months of trials by general and corporate users to verify aspects such as business feasibility and user interfaces. Pricing for the service was not disclosed.

© ENN

The Essential Guide to IT Transformation

More from The Register

next story
Scotland's BIG question: Will independence cost me my broadband?
They can take our lives, but they'll never take our SPECTRUM
Bring back error correction, say Danish 'net boffins
We don't need no steenkin' TCP/IP retransmission and the congestion it causes
Auntie remains MYSTIFIED by that weekend BBC iPlayer and website outage
Still doing 'forensics' on the caching layer – Beeb digi wonk
NBN Co adds apartments to FTTP rollout
Commercial trial locations to go live in September
Samsung Z Tizen OS mobe is post-phoned – this time for good?
Russian launch for Sammy's non-droid knocked back
Telstra to KILL 2G network by end of 2016
GSM now stands for Grave-Seeking-Mobile network
Seeking LTE expert to insert small cells into BT customers' places
Is this the first step to a FON-a-like 4G network?
What FTC lawsuit? T-Mobile US touts 10GB, $100 family-of-4 plan
Folks 'could use that money for more important things' says CEO Legere
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.