Blockchain Innovation Lab Planned By NTT Communications Thailand

Blockchain, News | April 26, 2019 By:

NTT Communications Thailand, a subsidiary of Japanese telecommunications gian NTT, is planning to launch an innovation lab focused on blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT).

Local newspaper the Bangkok Post reported that NTT will open the innovation lab in the second quarter of 2019 in the Asean region located at its Bangkok 2 Data Center in Amata Industrial Estate. The innovation lab will reportedly serve as preventive maintenance for smart factories and blockchain solutions for financial and insurance sectors.

“The NTT innovation lab will introduce a playground for customers and partners to do proof-of-concept, development for disruptive technologies such as blockchain, IoT, AI, hybrid cloud and software-defined networks,” said Manabu Kahara, president of NTT Communications Thailand.

The news came after NTT Communications launched the Nexcenter Lab program last month to promote open innovation in partnership with participating companies. The program provides participating companies with use of PoC environments as well as exclusive spaces for meetings, seminars and workshops, available 24/7.

“They will have access to ICT environments where extra-high-heat servers such as GPU can be used, as well as advanced services of NTT Com and partner companies, such as hybrid cloud, AI and IoT, which can be combined to verify technologies such as deep learning and blockchain,” NTT said. “NTT Com will provide connection to its public cloud, free use of server racks in data centers, free use of its Enterprise Cloud service, and more.”