THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE IN JAPAN

Realizing a truly prosperous society requires a balance of national land development, a sustainable rate of continuous economic growth, and adequate facilities for a rapidly aging society. The establishment of the information infrastructure using optical fiber cable across the nation at an early stage will play a key role in realizing prosperity. The Ministry of Construction (Japan) will take steps to achieve the advanced information society and secure the environments suitable for the emerging technolgoies that may evolve in the next century. The imbedded wire system is critically important to reduce traffic congestion due to the repeated excavation of roadway pavement, to secure additional pedestrian space, and to preserve neat land scenery. The new system, compact cable box (CCB) buried in roadways, contains the optical fiber cable, wire, and so on. The existing technology for the imbedded wire, referred to as cable box system or CAB, is fully functional. The emerging technology for CCB makes system construction simple and reduces its cost by one third. These features spur the further development of CCB. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the information network in frastructure in the next century. This includes a discussion of the need for deployment of CCB projects supported by the public agency, a brief description of the concerns due to practical deployment, and a summary of the reports regarding these issues.

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    • Five volumes of papers and one volume of abstracts comprise the published set of conference materials.
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    TORANOMOM 34 MORI BUILDING 1-25-5
    TORANOMON, MINATOKU, TOKYO 105  Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Yamamoto, K
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  • Publication Date: 1995-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 1664

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00723456
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 27 1996 12:00AM