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Telco Cloud & Edge Forum 2024

On 21 March 2024, Riccardo Guerzoni, director of the Core Network Group at DOCOMO Euro-Labs, will participate to the Telco Cloud & Edge Forum 2024 organized on-line by RCRWireless News.

One6G Open Lecture on-line

On 21 March 2024, Riccardo Guerzoni, director of the Core Network Group at DOCOMO Euro-Labs, will moderate the one6G Open Lecture on “In-Network Computing and Intelligent User Plane for 6G”.

DOCOMO Euro-labs at TelecomTV’s “The Green Network Summit”

On 23-24 January 2024, Joan Triay, manager at DOCOMO Euro-Labs, participated to The Green Network Summit organized on-line by TelecomTV.

NTT DOCOMO participates at the O-RAN Alliance Global PlugFest Fall 2023

Testing of the O2DMS ETSI NFV profile interface produced by the OpenStack Tacker-based DMS and its integration with StarlingX was showcased.

One6G publishes the third edition of the white paper “6G Technology Overview“

One6G published the third edition of the white paper “6G Technology Overview”, including contributions from DOCOMO Euro-Labs.

DOCOMO Euro-labs at one6G Summit in Munich (9-10 Nov 2023)

The one6G Summit 2023 will take place in Munich on 9-10 Nov 2023, hosting keynotes and panels by thought leaders from industry and academia. The event is organized by one6G Association and sponsored by NTT DOCOMO.

1st Workshop on iNtent drivEn autonomouS neTwORks (NESTOR)

DOCOMO Euro-labs’ members are part of the organizing committee of the 1st Workshop on Intent Driven Autonomous Networks (NESTOR) organized in the context of the 27th Conference on Innovation in Clouds, Internet and Networks ICIN 2024, Paris, France.

ETSI Enjoy! article on “ETSI NFV and RAN virtualization”

The ETSI Enjoy! Magazine issue of October 2023 publishes an article on “ETSI NFV and RAN virtualization”.

IEEE NOF: Keynote on “NFV and Telecom Cloudification”

On October 4, 2023, Joan Triay, manager at DOCOMO Euro-Labs, will hold a Keynote speech on “NFV and Telecom Cloudification: current state and new technology trends” at the 14th International Conference on Network of the Future.

O-RAN Alliance and ETSI NFV joint workshop

On Wednesday 21 June, 2023, a joint workshop between O-RAN Alliance and ETSI ISG NFV took place during the O-RAN Alliance face-to-face meeting in Osaka, Japan.

Appointment of new IFA Working Group vice-chair at ETSI NFV

DOCOMO Euro-Labs’ Senior Architect Dr. Kostas Katsalis was appointed as the new IFA Working Group vice-chair at ETSI NFV on June 17th, 2023

ETSI conference for ETSI NFV’s 10th anniversary

ETSI organized a conference on the “Evolution of NFV towards the next decade” on 6 and 7 March to celebrate the 10th anniversary of ETSI NFV. NTT DOCOMO delegates participated actively at the event delivering various presentations and receiving NFV awards.

ETSI ENJOY! ARTICLE ON ETSI NFV’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY

The ETSI Enjoy! Magazine issue of January 2023 publishes an article that celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the ETSI NFV Industry Specification Group.

ONE6G SUMMIT 2022

On November 10, 2022, the one6G Association organised the second edition of the one6G Summit. Recordings and presentations are available on the one6G web site.

NTT DOCOMO TECHNICAL JOURNAL: TECHNICAL REPORTS ON 5G CORE RELEASE 17

NTT DOCOMO Technical Journal (テクニカル・ジャーナル) Vol.30 No.3 (Oct 2022, Japanese release) includes reports on 3GPP 5G Release 17, with contributions from DOCOMO Euro-Labs on fundamental 5G Core network features.

ONE6G PUBLISHES THE SECOND RELEASE OF THE WHITE PAPER “6G TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW”

One6G published the second release of the white paper “6G Technology Overview”, including contributions from DOCOMO Euro-Labs.

EURO-LABS IS HIRING A “STANDARDIZATION RESEARCHER”

Since 2005, DOCOMO Euro-Labs is at the forefront in pre-standardization and standardization of the 3GPP Core Network. Now we hire to further strengthen the 3GPP team in Munich. We look for a 3GPP standardization expert willing to grow with us.

NTT’S CSSO ELECTED AS THE DIRECTOR OF THE TELECOMMUNICATION STANDARDIZATION BUREAU FOR THE INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNION

Sept. 30, 2022 – NTT Corporation ("NTT") announced today that Mr. Seizo Onoe, the current Chief Standardization Strategy Officer (CSSO) of NTT, was elected as the next Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau at the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2022 in Bucharest, Romania on September 30th.

ONE6G PUBLISHED WHITE PAPERS ON “6G USE CASES” AND “6G TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW” AND ONLINE SURVEY RESULTS FOR VERTICAL DOMAINS’ REQUIREMENTS FOR 6G

One6G published two white papers on “6G Vertical Use Cases: Descriptions and Analysis” and on “6G Technology Overview”. In addition, one6G also published the results of an online survey for “vertical sectors’ requirements for 6G”. The White Papers and the online survey results are available in the one6G website.

NTT DOCOMO OPENS THE NEW OREC PROJECT WEBSITE

In February 2022, NTT DOCOMO opened the new website to advertise the activities of OREC (5G Open RAN Ecosystem), a project launched in February 2021 by NTT DOCOMO and 12 global vendors to promote the dissemination of open RANs.

NTT DOCOMO PUBLISHED 6G WHITE PAPER VERSION 4

The new version of the DOCOMO White Paper on 5G Evolution and 6G is now available online, which includes contributions and inputs from DOCOMO Euro-Labs.

NFV STANDARDS AND DOCOMO EURO-LABS AT DOCOMO OPEN HOUSE 2022: WEB BOOTH #79

DOCOMO Euro-labs exhibits at docomo Open House '22, which will be held online from Monday, January 17, 2022. Visit our web booth #79 to learn about how Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) and Cloudification are transforming NTT DOCOMO’s network and the role of Euro-Labs in driving related standardization activities.

5G-ACIA AND DOCOMO EURO-LABS AT DOCOMO OPEN HOUSE 2022: WEB BOOTH #78

DOCOMO Euro-labs exhibits at docomo Open House '22, which will be held online from Monday, January 17, 2022. Visit our web booth #78 to learn about the vision of the 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA) and the role of NTT DOCOMO in 5G-ACIA.

EURO-LABS IS HIRING A “5G STANDARDIZATION RESEARCHER”

Since 2005, DOCOMO Euro-Labs is at the forefront in pre-standardization and standardization of 3GPP Core Network. Now, we are looking for a 5G Standardization Researcher to further boost our activities and adoption of 5G and next generation networks for vertical applications within NTT DOCOMO and the telecom industry at large.

SEASON GREETINGS FROM DOCOMO EURO-LABS

Docomo Euro-Labs wishes you Happy Holidays in all its languages

3GPP SA PLENARY APPROVES RELEASE 18 STAGE 2 STUDY/WORK ITEMS FOR 5G ADVANCED

On December 20th, 2021, 3GPP SA TSG approved 28 Work/Study Items for the System Architecture Release 18 stage 2.

JOAN TRIAY AT IEEE NFV-SDN 2021 AND LAYER123 WORLD CONGRESS 2021

Joan Triay, manager at DOCOMO Euro-Labs, participated in November to two renowned international events: IEEE NFV-SDN 2021 and Layer123 World Congress 2021, showcasing how NTT DOCOMO and ETSI NFV activities are at the forefront of the digital transformation journey that the industry is undertaking with the introduction of 5G and beyond.

ONE6G SUMMIT 2021

The first One6G Summit is on-line on November 10th. Be part of it: https://one6g.org/events/one6g-summit-2021/ With speakers from NTT Docomo and Docomo Eurolabs.

5G SUPPORT FOR EDGE COMPUTING: 3GPP TSG SA WG2 PUBLISHES A NEW TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

The 3GPP Technical Specification Group Service and System Aspects (TSG SA) Working Group 2 (SA2) published on 24 September 2021 a new Technical Specification on “5G System Enhancements for Edge Computing”. TS 23.548, which was created for Release 17, defines the Stage 2 specifications for 5G System enhancements to support Edge Computing.

NTT DOCOMO TECHNICAL JOURNAL: SPECIAL ARTICLES ON 5G REL-16 AND SERVICE CO-CREATION WITH VERTICALS

NTT Docomo published an issue of the Technical Journal that includes special articles on 3GPP 5G Release 16 and co-creation of services with vertical industries.

EURO-LABS IS HIRING “5G STANDARDIZATION RESEARCHER”

DOCOMO Communications Laboratories Europe GmbH (DOCOMO Euro-Labs) was established in November 2000 in Munich, Germany. DOCOMO Euro-Labs’ mission is to contribute to the evolution of future mobile systems. Important research areas include 5G technologies, emerging network technologies and architecture. As a part of its research, DOCOMO Euro-Labs participates in standardization activities as well as technology investigation and technology scouting. To achieve our mission, DOCOMO Euro-Labs takes advantage of its location and collaborates with European operators, vendors, venture companies and universities and contributes to standardization activities (mainly 3GPP and ETSI) and Verticals associations (mainly NGMN, 5GAA, 5G-ACIA).

5G-ACIA PUBLISHES A WHITE PAPER ON INTEGRATION OF 5G WITH TSN FOR INDUSTRIAL COMMUNICATION

The 5G-ACIA Plenary on January 19-21 approved the publication of a White Paper on “Integration of 5G with Time-Sensitive Networking for Industrial Communications”. The White Paper is available in the 5G-ACIA website.

EURO-LABS’ MEMBER JOAN TRIAY RE-ELECTED AS ETSI NFV TECHNICAL MANAGER

ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) is the home of the Industry Specification Group (ISG) Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). The ETSI NFV has delivered and continuous to work on informative reports and normative specifications that enable the telecom industry to adopt virtualization and Cloud technologies, which facilitate network operators to make the deployment and operations of telco networks more efficient.

JOAN TRIAY, ETSI ISG NFV TECHNICAL MANAGER, WAS INTERVIEWED BY TELECOMTV

How relevant is NFV to current network operator strategies? What have operators gained from their investments in virtualization platforms? How do the various elements of NFV – the NFVi, VNFs, MANO etc – fit into the world of 5G?

NTT DOCOMO IN THE 5G-ACIA BOARD

The 5G-ACIA General Assembly elected the new Board members: NTT DOCOMO is represented in the Board.

NTT DOCOMO RE-ELECTED TO THE 5GAA BOARD

The 5GAA 6th General Assembly held electronically the 27th of May 2020 elected the new Board Members and Governance. NTT DOCOMO was successfully re-elected as Board Member for the next term until GA#7 July 2021.

NTT DOCOMO PUBLISHED A PAPER ON 5G EVOLUTION AND 6G

Mobile communication systems generally evolve to the next generation over a period of around ten years. The company has researching the sixth generation (6G) mobile communication system that NTT DOCOMO plans to introduce on a commercial basis by 2030. This white paper summarizes the expected 6G use cases with related technical concepts and performance targets.

DOCOMO TO COMMENCE 5G TRIALS AT MANUFACTURING SITES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OMRON AND NOKIA

NTT DOCOMO announces that it has agreed with OMRON Corporation and Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy to collaborate in trials of 5G mobile communication technology inside factories, with the aim of significantly enhancing future manufacturing productivity.

NTT DOCOMO JOINS 5G ALLIANCE FOR CONNECTED INDUSTRIES AND AUTOMATION

NTT DOCOMO joins the 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA) with the aim of further advancing the use of 5G technology in the manufacturing sector.

10TH ANNIVERSARY OF FOKUS FUSECO FORUM SUPPORTED BY NTT DOCOMO

Be part of it: www.fuseco-forum.org

DOCOMO RANKED WORLD’S TOP MOBILE OPERATOR IN 5G SEP

Standard-essential patent applications for next-generation mobile communications

5G SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE

3GPP has approved and published a set of stage 2 level specifications for the 5G system architecture

KEY MILESTONES REACHED FOR OPNFV FAULT MANAGEMENT PROJECT DOCTOR AND RESOURCE RESERVATION PROJECTS OPNFV PROMISE / OPENSTACK BLAZAR

Recently, two of the open source projects DOCOMO Euro-Labs is actively working on have achieved key milestones in their project lifecycle.

THE NEW OPERATIONAL STRUCTURE OF DOCOMO EURO-LABS WILL BECOME EFFECTIVE BY JANUARY 1, 2018

In DOCOMO Euro-Labs, the new operational structure will become effective by January 1, 2018 at the latest. DOCOMO Euro-Labs, as a part of globally optimized NTT DOCOMO’s R&D, will continue to play an important role in core network standardization.

DOCOMO EURO-LABS SHALL BECOME EUROPEAN CENTER FOR CORE NETWORK STANDARDIZATION

DOCOMO Communications Laboratories Europe GmbH (DOCOMO Euro-Labs), based in Munich, is being strategically refined to become the European center of competence for core network standardization. This is supposed to happen as part of the global optimization of NTT DOCOMO’s research and development activities.

OPNFV SUMMIT 2016

Colleagues from NTT DOCOMO and DOCOMO Euro-Labs have been participating in the OPNFV Summit 2016.

KEY CAPABILITIES TO UNLOCK DIGITAL OPPORTUNITIES

NGMN published white paper on “5G prospects – key capabilities to unlock digital opportunities”

DOCOMO EMPLOYEE RECOGNIZED BY NGMN

One of our employees, Dr. Mikio Iwamura, received a Certificate of Appreciation from NGMN in recognition of his invaluable contributions and dedication to the global NGMN 5G Initiative.

DOCOMO AND ERICSSON PERFORM SUCCESSFUL PROOF OF CONCEPT OF DYNAMIC 5G NETWORK SLICING

We're happy to announce that DOCOMO and Ericsson successfully completed a joint Proof of Concept (PoC) of dynamic network slicing technology for 5G core networks.

FIRST GLOBAL 5G EVENT

The first global 5G event took place from May 31 – June 1 in Beijing, China.

COMMUNICATIONS FOR ALL THINGS – 5G ARCHITECTURE INDUSTRY PANEL AT ICC’16

On 24 May, DOCOMO Euro-Labs' member Dr. Wolfgang Kiess is joining the "5G Architecture" industry panel organized by the IEEE International Conference on Communications held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

OPNFV DELIVERS SECOND RELEASE

On March 1st, OPNFV announced the availability of OPNFV Brahmaputra, the community’s second platform release. It delivers enhanced testing capabilities, improved automation and operator required feature enhancements such as fault detection and recovery, IPv6, layer-3 VPN, resource reservation, etc..

OPNFV 2015 AWARDS

OPNFV is a carrier-grade, integrated, open source platform for NFV to accelerate the introduction of new NFV products and services.

NTT DOCOMO GROUP SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

View DOCOMO's sustainability report, which aims to provide a comprehensive disclosure of information, in PDF format.

DOCOMO AND WORLD-LEADING VENDORS VERIFY FEASIBILITY OF NETWORK FUNCTIONS VIRTUALIZATION

The press release below was submitted by NTT DOCOMO, Inc. TOKYO, JAPAN, May 27, 2014 --- NTT DOCOMO, INC., a personalized mobile solutions provider for smarter living, announced today that working separately with three different world-leading vendors — Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco and NEC — it has completed proof-of-concept (PoC) trials verifying the feasibility of network functions virtualization (NFV).

SASER (SAFE & SECURE EUROPEAN ROUTING) CONFERENCE AND REVIEW

The SASER (Safe & Secure European Routing) is a Public-Private Partnership project of 58 companies including DOCOMO Euro-Labs, research organizations, and universities from all over Europe.

DOCOMO TO CONDUCT 5G EXPERIMENTAL TRIALS WITH WORLD-LEADING MOBILE TECHNOLOGY VENDORS

Disclaimer: The press release below was submitted by NTT DOCOMO, Inc. Press Release May 08, 2014

EXCELLENT RESULTS OF THE MEDIEVAL PROJECT

The MEDIEVAL (MultimEDia transport for mobile Video AppLications) project, a 3 year project partially funded by the EU under the STREP umbrella has received an excellent feedback for its final audit in October 2013.

METIS

Disclaimer: The press release below was submitted by METIS, an EU research project for which DOCOMO Euro-labs is one of the partner contributors. Press Release September 5th 2013

HOW NTT DOCOMO’S SMART-LIVING PROPOSITIONS WILL CHANGE CUSTOMERS’ LIVES.

Watch the video of NTT DOCOMO, INC.

PATENTS – NOW ONLINE

From today a selection of patents can be found on the website docomolab-euro.com. Patents can be can be filtered by any keyword and an entry can be exported with one click - using the common BibTeX format.

NTT DOCOMO’S XI™ LTE SUBSCRIBERS TOP 10 MILLION

TOKYO, JAPAN, February 19, 2013 --- NTT DOCOMO, INC., Japan’s leading mobile operator and provider of integrated services centered on mobility, announced today that subscribers to Xi™ (pronounced “crossy”), the company’s extra-high-speed LTE mobile service offering a maximum downlink of 100 Mbps, surpassed ten million on February 18.

MEET NTT DOCOMO AT MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS

NTT DOCOMO today announced that it will exhibit a variety of mobile products, services and technologies, including NFC international roaming and High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), a new global standard for video compression, at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, Spain from February 25 to 28.

ETSI AND WWRF SIGNED COOPERATION DEAL

Congratulations to our CSO, Dr. Hendrik Berndt for his recent election as a WWRF Vice President Europe/Middle East/ Africa. Below you can find a press release published by WWRF of its current activities.

METIS

Disclaimer: The press release below was submitted by METIS, an EU research project for which DOCOMO Euro-labs is one of the partner contributors. Press Release EU November 27th 2012