Chairman of the Board
Radio systems in the field of telecommunication and broadcasting, as seen in mobile phones, wireless access, ITS, RFID,
smart meter, digital broadcasting, etc., have been more and more sophisticated and diversified with the recent rapid advances of digital technologies.
They are expected to grow as an infrastructure that supports economic activities and social lives as well as creates a new culture.
Further expansion in use of radio is expected to contribute, with digital technologies, to further development of a relieved, safe and convenient ubiquitous network society.
In addition, international cooperation to establish common worldwide standards for radio systems has become important for research and development (R&D) and standardization of new radio systems.
ARIB was designated as "the Center for Promotion of
Efficient Use of Radio Spectrum" by the Minister of
Internal Affairs and Communications under the
provisions of the Radio Law. Under the designation, ARIB
conducts studies and R&D, establishes standards,
provides consultation services for radio spectrum
coordination, cooperates with other overseas
organizations. These activities are being conducted with
the participation by telecommunication operators, broadcasters, radio equipment manufacturers and related organizations as well as under the support by
the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.
I hope that our activities will benefit promotion of public welfare through the use of radio systems. I appreciate your further support and cooperation.