Nippon Telegraph and Telephone: NTT Group and Partners to Participate in Future Society Showcase Projects for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan
Tokyo – September 7, 2022 –NTT Cooperation (“NTT”) has decided to participate in the company’s future showcase projects at Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan (“Osaka-Kansai Expo”) by providing the Osaka-Kansai virtual site and the personal agent for visitors with the cooperation of NTT DOCOMO, Inc. (“NTT DOCOMO”) and NTT Urban Solutions, Inc. (“NTT Urban Solutions”). We will contribute to the success of the Osaka-Kansai Expo by bringing together the technologies and knowledge cultivated by the NTT Group and providing attractive services to visitors and people from all over the world.
NTT DOCOMO, the core company of NTT Group involved in XR business, will provide a virtual location replicating the 3DCG Yumeshima location in the online space. This undertaking will consist of developing various initiatives using virtual technologies such as AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality) to link the real and the virtual. Through these initiatives, we will increase the attractiveness and appeal of the Expo 2025 site. In addition, we will realize an inclusive exhibition where people who cannot visit the physical site, such as people with disabilities, people elderly and people from all over the world, will be able to access the virtual site.
NTT Urban Solutions, which supports the creation of one-of-a-kind cities with residents, will treat the Osaka-Kansai Expo site as one city and use its knowledge of urban DTC* provide a smart experience that allows everyone to move around the site without stress, thereby enhancing the experience value of the Expo. We will provide a smartphone application that uses personal activity history, reservation information, location information, crowd information, etc. to provide site advice, including suggested model itineraries and recommendations for facilities suitable for individuals.
*“NTT Group’s Digital Platform ‘Machizukuri DTC™’ Realizes Future Urban Development” (in Japanese)
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