August 31, 2021 Result of Public Appeal for Demonstration Proposals for FY2021 Development Demonstrations for Realizing Local 5G Services to Solve Issues

The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) made the subject public appeal through a contractor (Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.) and selected targeted demonstration proposals based on the evaluation result of an evaluation committee composed of external experts.

1. Background

As in fiscal 2020, MIC will conduct technical studies, including technical studies on radio wave propagation, under a wide variety of usage environments assuming various actual usage situations. At the same time, MIC will again implement development demonstrations for realizing local 5G services to solve issues to create solutions that utilize local 5G. Thereby, MIC intends to realize the more flexible operation of local 5G and the inexpensive, safe, and secure utilization of local 5G.
To implement this project, MIC made a public appeal for demonstration proposals through the contractor from Wednesday, June 16, 2021 through Thursday, July 15, 2021.

2. Result of selection

1. As a result of the public appeal, 74 demonstration proposals were

submitted, and with consideration of the result of the evaluation committee with external experts, MIC selected the following 26 demonstration proposals.

Demonstration project name Representative organization Main implementation area
Study on Technical Conditions and Utilization of Local 5G for Supporting Fruit Cultivation by Remote Control of EV Robots, etc. in Mountainous Areas *1 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation Urausu Town, Hokkaido
Demonstration Project to Improve the Efficiency of Individual Management Work in Free-Stall Barns *1 NTT DATA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT CONSULTING, Inc. Kunneppu Town, Tokoro-gun, Hokkaido
Social Implementation Project for Remote Automated Bus Driving Using Local 5G ICT City Planning Common Platform Promotion Organization (general incorporated association) Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture
Realization of Intelligent and Automated Strawberry Cultivation Using Local 5G for Economic Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic *1 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation Fukaya City, Saitama Prefecture
Demonstration for Speeding Up the Confirmation of Damage Status in the Event of a Disaster and for Improving the Management and Operation of Roads during Normal Times Chuo Fukken Consultants Co., Ltd. Koshigaya City, Saitama Prefecture
Realization of Video Monitoring Technology with Redundant Communication Design for Remotely Monitored Automatic Operation in Airports Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation Narita City, Chiba Prefecture
Social Implementation of New Businesses such as Free-Viewpoint Video Services Using Local 5G Technology in Stadiums Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo
Enhancement of Track Patrol and Operation Support Operations at Railroad Stations Using Local 5G Sumitomo Corporation Meguro Ward, Tokyo
Advanced Vehicle Monitoring at Railway Stations Using Local 5G and AI Technology Keikyu Corporation. Ota Ward, Tokyo
Construction of a Wireless Video Recording System in a Concert Space Using a Local 5G Network stu Inc. Shibuya Ward, Tokyo
Holding Safe and Secure Events through Remote Monitoring, etc., in Anticipation of the Post-Corona Era at Large International Conference Complexes Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Demonstration of skill Visualization and Remote Instruction of Skilled Welders Using 5G and Data Fusion PwC Consulting LLC Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Realization of Enhancement and Reinforcement of Medical Care Delivery System by Improving Operations Using Visual Information Sharing and AI Analysis in Metropolitan Hospitals transcosmos inc. Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Verification of a Practical Model for Improving Productivity and Safety at Forestry Sites in Mountainous Areas Using Local 5G Tonami Satellite Communication Television Co., Ltd. Nanto City, Toyama Prefecture
Realization of the Mt. Fuji Regional DX, Safe and Secure Tourism Information System Central Corridor Information & Communication Laboratory (NPO) Fujiyoshida City, Yamanashi Prefecture
Development and Demonstration of Improved Efficiency and Safety of Maintenance Work in Expressway Tunnels Using Local 5G Kyowa Exeo Corporation Mino City, Gifu Prefecture
Approaches to Safety Management in Ports and Harbors through the Provision of Ship-handling Support Information and Video Monitoring Using Local 5G ZTV Company, Limited Toba City, Mie Prefecture
Improving Operational Efficiency and Productivity through Remote Control of Port and Container Terminal Operations, etc. Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corporation Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture
Realization of Ultra-high-definition Video Transmission System Required for DX Safety Management at Civil Engineering Construction Sites above Highways Shimizu Corporation Takatsuki City, Osaka Prefecture
Enhancing the Sophistication of Guardianship in Smart Cities Using Mobile-mounted Cameras and AI Image Recognition Chodai Co., Ltd. Sangou Town, Nara Prefecture
Realization of Efficient Detection of Gas Leaks and Other Facility Abnormalities through Remote Monitoring of Plants Hiroshima Gas Co. Ltd. Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture
Demonstration of AI Abnormality Detection, etc. Using Community-shared Local 5G Systems in Small and Medium-sized Companies (Yutaka Factory) *2 EHIME CATV, Inc. Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture
Demonstration of AI Abnormality Detection, etc. Using Community-shared Local 5G Systems in Small and Medium-sized Companies (TWOTECH Factory) *2 EHIME CATV, Inc. Toon City, Ehime Prefecture
Realization of Remote Coaching in Sports for People with Disabilities for a Symbiotic Society Dentsu Kyushu Inc. Tagawa City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Realization of Patrol and Inspection Robot Operation at a Remote Island Power Plant Using a Closed Network with Local 5G Seiko Electric Co., Ltd. Iki City, Nagasaki Prefecture
Emergency Recovery of TV Broadcasting during Disasters Using Local 5G Regional Wireless Japan Ltd. Urasoe City, Okinawa
  • *1
    In conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ Smart Agriculture Acceleration Demonstration Project (Local 5G)
  • *2
    Projects submitted separately but will be integrated as a collaborative project to create a model for horizontal development among companies in the prefecture in light of the content of the proposals

2. The result of the selection is also posted on the contractor’s website.

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