What is KDDI Research, Inc.?

KDDI Research Inc. aspires to predict the future society, and make it fulfilled with hope. We will design and present our vision of the social and technological futures, and create next-generation technologies to make them a reality.
We will continously challenge ourselves to realize future communication, which enables connectivity of all people and communities around the world, by dedicating our full efforts to the research, development, and deployment of various new technologies.


April 1953 When Kokusai Denshin Denwa (KDD) Co., Ltd. was founded, KDD Research Labs was also established as a research department by separating the research division from the Telecommunications Research labs of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) Public Corporation.
April 1998 KDD R&D Laboratories was established as an independent subsidiary of KDD.
April 2001 KDD R&D Laboratories and Kyocera's DDI Institute of Future Telecommunications Co., Ltd. were merged to form KDDI R&D Laboratories.
April 2003 KDDI R&D Laboratories YRP Research Center was established at the YRP3 Building in Yokosuka city, Kanagawa.
April 2007 KDDI R&D Laboratories Technology Development Center was established at the Iidabashi Garden Air Tower Building.
October 2016 KDDI R&D Laboratories and KDDI Research Institute were merged to form KDDI Research, Inc.

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