A Week in Tech summarises the major stories in tech throughout Asia and is broken down by country and sector. This is the first Week in Tech, and will come out each Thursday.
A week in Japanese tech
- NTT To Convert Entire Network To Internet Protocol in 10 Years. Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. plans to transform its entire communications network into one that uses IP Internet Protocol technology in 10 years. Existing circuit-switching telephone networks require exchanges costing hundreds of millions of yen apiece. IP networks use lower-cost equipment like routers instead, which can slash investment costs to less than one-tenth that of existing networks. The telecommunications giant has already decided to...