100-Year History and Future of Network System Technologies in Japan

Hideki TODE  Konosuke KAWASHIMA  Tadashi ITO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E100-B   No.9   pp.1581-1594
Publication Date: 2017/09/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.2016PFI0005
Type of Manuscript: INVITED SURVEY PAPER
Category: Network System
100-year history,  network systems,  switching engineering,  switching systems engineering,  future network system technologies,  

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Telecommunication networks have evolved from telephony networks to the Internet, and they sustainably support the development of a secured, safe, and comfortable society. The so-called “switching technology” including the evolved “network system technology” is one of the main infrastructure technologies used for realizing information communication services. On the occasion of completion of 100 years since the establishment of the IEICE, we summarize the history of network system technologies and present their future direction for the next generation. We mainly focus on a series of technologies that evolved through the discussions of the IEICE technical committees on switching engineering, launched 50 years ago, switching systems engineering, and network systems in action.