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06/03/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/02/2024 23:20

Business Strategy in the Field of Space Business

Tokyo - June 3, 2024 -In light of the environment surrounding the space business, NTT Corporation (Headquarters: Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo; Representative Member of the Board and President: Akira Shimada; hereinafter "NTT") will set focus areas and accelerate business development toward the realization of its previously announced vision, the space integrated computing network1. In addition, by launching NTT C89, a new brand in the field of space business, we will contribute to the expansion of the NTT Group's space-related businesses and the development of the entire space industry.

1. Environment surrounding the space business

Given that recent advances in space technology have reduced costs for space launches, and interest in outer space as well as the moon has been paid more and more attention, the number of companies entering the space business that utilize outer space for their services has been increasing and outer space has been more and more accessible. The Japanese government's announcement of the "Basic Plan for Space Policy", "Space Security Initiative", and establishment of the "Space Strategy Fund" have also led the environment surrounding the space business to an inflection point. Considering this background, we will establish focus areas in the space business field to accelerate business and technology development, and create integrated connections between related businesses of NTT Group companies and others to provide solutions that meet their customer needs. This will promote further expansion and development in the field of space business and contribute to the development of the entire space industry.

2. Focus areas in the space business

In the space integrated computing network concept, we have strategically defined the two focus areas: the one in which we aim to capitalize on our own technological strengths, and the other in which we will accelerate the commercialization of services in collaboration with partners while developing new technologies. In each area, we will carry out both business and technology development that will drive and expand the space business market.

  1. The area where we aim to capitalize on our own technological strengths
    ・ Domain utilizing GEO satellites
    ・ Domain utilizing observation LEO satellite and observation data PF
    ・ Domain utilizing High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS)
  2. The area where we aim to accelerate commercialization through partner collaboration while developing new technologies
    ・ Domain utilizing LEO satellite communications

3. Establishment of a new brand in the space business

NTT Group companies will launch a new brand, "NTT C89", with the aim of strengthening their business in the field of space, creating synergies, and developing new markets in the field of space by creating integral connections for their services and businesses in the field of space and proposing solutions that meet their customer's needs.

( 1 ) Brand name and logo

Name:

Logo:

We will define the businesses, services, and R&D activities of NTT Group companies in the field of space as a "star" respectively to express our aspiration to "create 89th constellation" by creating integrated connections between related businesses of NTT Group companies.

*Trademark registration of NTT C89 has been applied for.

*Currently, there are 88 officially recognized constellations in total.

( 2 ) Websites

On June 3, 2024, NTT Group companies will launch a website for NTT C89, a new brand in the field of space business.

Japanese version: https://group.ntt/jp/aerospace
English version: https://group.ntt/en/aerospace

4. Future business development

NTT Group companies will provide various service solutions in Japan and other countries under the NTT C89 brand. We plan to launch communications services using HAPS, provide inter-satellite communications (optical data relay services) for earth observing companies, and expand services using data captured by observation satellites. In addition, we will actively expand our service lineup in the field of space business so that we can offer the best solutions to our customers, including service development through cooperation with external partners such as the international satellite broadband service business.

*1Space integrated computing network
The initiative was announced in collaboration with SKY Perfect JSAT in 2021. It aims to build a new ICT infrastructure for space that integrates HAPS, geostationary orbit satellites and low-Earth orbit satellites, connects them to the ground with an optical wireless communication network, and enhances various data processing through distributed computing.

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