Company’s first onsite exhibit in 4 years will present advanced mobile technologies and businesses
TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it will organize a full-scale booth at MWC Barcelona 2023, the world’s largest mobile-related exhibition, in Barcelona, Spain from February 27 to March 2.
The DOCOMO booth, which will showcase exhibitions and presentations focused on the main themes of 6G, open radio access networks (Open RAN) and extended reality (XR), will also promote international standardization and global business for next-generation communication technologies. Due to the global pandemic, this will be DOCOMO’s the first onsite appearance at MWC Barcelona since 2019.1
In the 6G section, DOCOMO will present the coming 6G world and advanced wireless technologies that the company is currently developing. This will include a demonstration of the Human Augmentation Platform to communicate haptic sensations between people connected to a 6G network to enable, for example, a musical student to mimic the exact finger motions of a teacher.
In the Open RAN section, DOCOMO will present experiential content to help visitors understand the concept and structure of Open RAN, as well as progress being achieved to enable multi-vendor telecommunication equipment2 to be combined in Open RAN, as well as related collaborations with international carriers.
In the XR section, visitors will experience the metaverse filled with music, anime and movies and also a virtual-live system, both provided by NTT QONOQ, INC., a company launched by DOCOMO’s parent NTT group last October to promote XR business.
Through this exhibition, DOCOMO looks forward to globally communicating its advanced technologies and businesses under the company’s brand slogan “changing worlds with you.”
For more about DOCOMO’s exhibits and the overall exhibition, please refer to the appendix.
1 DOCOMO organized an exhibition in Japan in 2021 and then one online in 2022.
2 Creation of 5G Open RAN Ecosystem to Accelerate Adoption of Open RAN by Operators Globally”
About NTT DOCOMO
NTT DOCOMO, Japan's leading mobile operator with over 85 million subscriptions, is one of the world's foremost contributors to 3G, 4G and 5G mobile network technologies. Beyond core communications services, DOCOMO is challenging new frontiers in collaboration with a growing number of entities ("+d" partners), creating exciting and convenient value-added services that change the way people live and work. Under a medium-term plan toward 2020 and beyond, DOCOMO is pioneering a leading-edge 5G network to facilitate innovative services that will amaze and inspire customers beyond their expectations.
Overview of NTT DOCOMO Booth at MWC Barcelona 2023
Human Augmentation Platform
As an example of this 6G application, presenters will use haptic information to teach musical techniques and guide a robot in whisking green tea.
DOCOMO’s technical approaches to the realization of 6G will be introduced with detailed explanations.
Experiential content in the form of a simulation game will allow visitors to grasp the overview and structure of Open RAN.
Shared Open Lab
This Open RAN verification facility located at the DOCOMO R&D Center in Japan will be introduced in 3D.
This metaverse diorama will enable people to view a life-size Godzilla from various angles.
Presenting NTT QONOQ’s virtual-live and general-purpose video-delivery system for extended reality
Mixed Reality Animals—Volumetric Video × Magic Leap 2
Videos of real cats and penguins will be converted to 3DCG and projected into real space using a Magic Leap 2 MR headset.
2. NTT DOCOMO Booth Location
4E50, Hall 4
5G Futures Summit
Note: The content and schedule of the presentations are subject to change. Please check the official website of MWC Barcelona 2023 for the latest information.
MWC Barcelona 2023
1. Dates & Times
Monday, February 27 to Thursday, March 2
08:30 to 19:00, except last day from 08:30 to 16:00 (all times local)
Fira Gran Via
Av. Joan Carles I, 64
08908 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
3. Official Website
For further information, please contact:
Mr. Ryoichi Sakurai or Mr. Yasutaka Imai
Brand Communication Department
Tel: +81 (0)3 5156 1366
Fax: +81 (0)3 5501 3408
Mail: [email protected]