Prof. Akihiro Nakao
Tokyo University/5GMF, Japan
Akihiro NAKAO received B.S.(1991) in Physics, M.E.(1994) in Information Engineering from the University of Tokyo. He was at IBM Yamato Laboratory, Tokyo Research Laboratory, and IBM Texas Austin from 1994 till 2005. He received M.S.(2001) and Ph.D.(2005) in Computer Science from Princeton University. He has been teaching as an associate professor(2005-2014) and as a professor (2014-present) in Applied Computer Science, at Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, the University.
5G in Japan - Commercialization and Democratization
In Japan, we plan on commercial service-in of 5G in 2020 at the same time as Olympic/Paralympic Games are held in Tokyo,
although some telecommunication companies such as NTT Docomo have already started so called pre-service in Tokyo metropolitan area.
While we are having at the role out of commercial 5G, we also plan on private 5G so called local 5G, which attracts lots of attentions in Japan now.
In this presentation, I would like to introduce these trends around 5G, commercialization and democratization and discuss what they really mean to the society in near future.