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ITU Panel as a side event of LLDC on “Addressing Connectivity Challenges in LLDCs ” (Vienna, Austria, 3 November 2014). ITU-D MDRU Project: an Introduction. Toshikazu SAKANO, NTT Network Innovation Laboratories in Yokosuka, Japan. Contents.

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itu d mdru project an introduction

ITU Panel as a side event of LLDC on

“Addressing Connectivity Challenges in LLDCs”

(Vienna, Austria, 3 November 2014)

ITU-D MDRU Project: an Introduction

Toshikazu SAKANO,

NTT Network Innovation Laboratories

in Yokosuka, Japan.


Background and overview

What is MDRU?

ITU-D MDRU Project: scope and current status


background and overview of mdru r d project
Background and overview of MDRU R&D Project


Telecom building

Wide area network


Wired LAN


Optical fibers

Wireless Access

An R&D project aiming at reducing the ICT service demand/supply gap was launched in March 2012 with a support of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan.

Member organizations are NTT Network Innovation Labs., NTT Communications, Tohoku University and Fujitsu.

The goal of the project is to establish the network and services for disaster affected area fast and flexible.

To reach this goal, we proposed a resilient network architecture based on a movable and deployable ICT resource unit ( we call MDRU).

Once a disaster occurs, an MDRU is carried to a disaster affected area and promptly delivers ICT services to the people around the unit locally.


Let me show you a video on

what MDRU is all about.

roadmap of mdru proto typing
Roadmap of MDRU proto-typing


Extension of areas and capacity by networking MDRUs

Attaché case type MDRU

Large-size MDRU

Miniaturization of MDRU

ICT Resource Capacity/ Robustness

Medium-size MDRU

Small unit with limited function

“ICT Car”



Wi-Fi AP

Small-size MDRU

Modularized MDRU


Mobility/ Expandability/ Flexibility



disaster occurs somewhere in the world all the time
Disaster occurs somewhere in the world all the time

Securing the connectivity in the disaster area is always the first priority over every restoring activities

In November, 2013, Super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) crossed the middle of Philippines and caused devastating damage.

itu d launched an mdru project
ITU-D launched an MDRU Project

ITU-D, MIC (Japanese Government) and DOST(Philippine Government) signed the agreement for this project in the middle of May this year.

ITU-D quickly responded to this situation and proposed an MDRU project.

The objective of the project is to install an MDRU in northern Cebu in Philippine and conduct a feasibility study to confirm the effectiveness of MDRU and also to contribute to the restoration of the typhoon affected area.

stakeholders for the project
Stakeholders for the project
  • The project is led by ITU-D (Project leader; Mrs. Gisa Fuatai Purcell)
  • Philippine-side: DOST/ICTO conduct the project with the collaboration of CVISNET.
  • Japan-side: MIC plays the acting role with the collaboration of NTT group


(Project Leader: Mrs. Gisa Fuatai Purcell)




NTT Group


San Remigio City

Japan side

Philippine side

planned feasibility study
Planned feasibility study

In the study, MDRU deployment in the disaster affected area is simulated as a disaster drill. This simulation plans to be conducted several times during the project period.

By conducting the items above with the operation of volunteer-based municipal employees and residents, the study confirms the feasibility and effectiveness of the MDRU solution.

Municipal Hall


Refugee information

IP-based telephone

Refugee information

Wi-Fi network area


Grand launching of the project with the installation of core part of MDRU is planned in December this year and the feasibility study will last until September next year.

MDRU is now not just an R&D outcome, but is about to be a real countermeasure for natural disasters and other threats.

ITU-D MDRU project has already started as the training of MDRU operation to the people in Cebu.


Thank you for your kind attention.


A part of MDRU R&D in Japan is from “the R&D on the reconfigurable communication resource unit for disaster recovery,” and “the R&D on “Movable ICT Units” for emergency transportation into disaster-affected areas and multi-unit connection,” both supported by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan.

For more information, please access to

Dr. Toshikazu Sakano at,