• NTT is anticipated to work on synchronized machine learning on several edge servers.
  • There is a benefit of lower latency that comes with deploying an ML module at the edge of the network.
  • The Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, also termed as NTT, is a Japanese telecommunications company.

Japanese heavyweight NTT has turned up with an idea to bring out synchronized machine learning (ML) on numerous edge servers.

It is the same as an artificial neural network or blockchain, wherein it is a consensus algorithm where a consortium of disseminated servers – each one crunching information individually – share what they have ‘learned’ with one another to generate a single version.

This means that NTT’s ML application operating on server A could be trained with one set of data, whereas server B could be trained with another set, but the conclusion of both the servers is the same regarding how to analyze that information.

The process is asynchronous, so it does not depend on each server operating the ML component at the same moment or being in continuous interaction with one another. This may have several benefits for telcos.

“In recent machine learning, especially deep learning, data are aggregated in a single place and a model is trained in the single place,” explained NTT, in a statement. “However, in the IoT era, where everything is connected to networks, aggregating vast amounts of data on the cloud is complicated.”

Additionally, “More and more people are demanding that data be held on a local server/device due to privacy issues. Legal regulations have also been enacted to guarantee data privacy, including the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR),” NTT said.

Also, there is an advantage of lower latency that arrives while installing an ML module at the edge of the network, nearer to the consumer. NTT will continue to study what it has dubbed “edge-consensus learning” to make it commercially available.

About NTT

The Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, also termed as NTT, is a Japanese telecommunications company. Its main office is in Tokyo, Japan. NTT is rated 55th in Fortune Global 500, and in terms of revenue, it is the fourth largest industry in the world. Also, the fifth greatest openly traded industry in Japan after Honda, Toyota, and Mitsubishi, as per the record of September 2019. NTT Corporation launched NTT Ltd. on July 1, 2019. The Japanese government owns approximately one-third shares of NTT that are regulated by the NTT Law.

NTT is a foremost global technology services company that works with enterprises across the globe. The company accomplishes business results via intelligent technology solutions. For company, intelligent means secure, data-driven, digital, and connected. As a global ICT supplier, about 40,000 employees work in dynamic and diverse offices across 57 countries, delivering services in about 200 territories and regions, and trading in about 73 nations.

NTT commented, “We come together to make the world a better place, and every day we use the power of technology to make it happen.”