Ireland’s Centre for Telecommunications Value-Chain Research (CTVR) has entered into a research partnership with NEC Communication Systems (NCOS), part of Japan’s NEC Group.
The agreement is the first significant partnership for Trinity-based CTVR in Asia-Pacific region.
Under the terms of the partnership, the CTVR, based in Trinity College Dublin and NCOS will carry out research into the use of optical networks (communications networks based on optical fibres) to facilitate faster, lower cost internet connections in the future.
The partnership will be supported by the Irish Research Council for Science, Technology & Engineering (IRCSET) Enterprise Partnership Scheme, which will involve financial grants to partially fund the employment of post-doctoral researchers and PhD students to carry out research.
Another element of the partnership will be the full time placement of a high level NCOS researcher at the CTVR laboratories in Trinity College. According to CVTR, this person will assist in guiding the ongoing research activity and in liaising between the CTVR and the NCOS research and development teams in