About Us

Wireless Networks Research Center conducts research and development (R&D) on wireless networking technologies and systems that correnpond to social demands.


The history of wireless research at the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) dates back to when the Radio Telegraph Research Division of the Electrotechnical Laboratory under the Ministry of Communications began radio telegraph research in 1896. This marked the commencement of wireless communication research in Japan.

Over the next one hundred and ten years or so, wireless communication technology evolved dramatically. However, as use of the Internet and mobile phones is spreading and services are becoming increasingly diversified, the volume of traffic has been growing explosively and frequencies are now in short supply.

We conduct research and development of wireless communication and wireless network technology to allow people and things to flexibly and reliably communicate under any kinds of situations through the effective use of frequency and energy resources.