Dr. Haruo Okamura

Global Plan, Inc.


Dr. Haruo Okamura is the developer of a low-cost optical cable solution for remote areas. He is the editor of ITU-T L.1700 (Affordability-First Concept, 2016), L.110 (Opt. Cable for Direct Surface Application, 2017) and L.163 (Low-Cost DIY Installation Method of L.110 Optical Cable) that identify the requirements of the low-cost optical cable solution for remote areas https://news.itu.int/new-standards-broadband-mount-everest/

The Chairman of Nepal Telecom Authority announced the use of this solution as “Okamura Model” for free Wi-Fi in the Mt. Everest Base Camp region and Mt. Annapurna trekking trail. https://www.thequint.com/news/world/nepal-free-wifi-mount-everest-basecamp

He worked with NTT Telecommunications Labs. over 20 years and, NEC Submarine Optical Transmission System Business Unit and Corning International, Japan. He was a vice chairman of ITU-T SG15(2001-2004), ITU-T TSAG(2005-2012) and a Guest Professor of Waseda University. He is currently the chair of IEC/SC86C (Fibre Optic Systems and active Devices). He holds Ph. D and E-MBA degrees.

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