NTT and KDDI first collaboration to support recovery from disasters Transporting goods to disaster-affected areas

NTT and KDDI First Collaboration to Support Recovery from Disasters September 11, 2:16 p.m.

NTT and KDDI, a major telecommunications company, will work together to respond to disaster recovery. In the event of a major disaster, the two companies will jointly operate vessels owned by the two companies to quickly transport temporary base stations and generators to disaster-affected areas to support early recovery.
On November 11, the two companies signed a new agreement to cooperate in activities that will contribute to society, and from this month, the two companies will use four ships dedicated to laying their communication cables in the event of a disaster.

For example, when roads are cut off due to earthquakes or typhoons, and it becomes difficult to transport goods to the affected areas, four vessels are jointly operated to load goods into ships close to the affected areas and deliver them to the site.

The aim is to support early recovery by quickly transporting temporary base stations, generators, and other essential parts of evacuation life, such as water and food.

This is the first time the two companies have jointly conducted disaster drills and shared information on the damage to their communications infrastructure, but this is the first time they have worked together to provide recovery assistance.

Makoto Takahashi, president of KDDI, said in a press conference, “As the disaster becomes severe, we would like to strengthen our response as a mission of telecommunications carriers. We would like to expand the number of participation of other companies and respond.”

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