July 8, 2020, a Panel Discussion↓took place during the virtual WSIS 2020 event organized by the GP President, where Director of TSB and other key persons participated as the Panelists. (Session Recording available)
世界情報社会サミット(WSIS)でパネル討論 Panel Discussionを主催。
May 25, 2020 Namche-Everest Base Camp Optical Cable Project (43km) was kicked off that met New ITU-T Standards, L.1700 (2016), L.110 (2017) and L.163 (2018). The president of GP Inc. is the PJ team leader.
Feb. 18, 2020 GP successfully discussed at ITU-D SG1 Q5 (Rural connectivity) Contribution C386
Oct.15-23, 2019, Okamura chaired IECSC86C meeting (Fibre Optic Systems and Active Devices) @ IEC general meeting, Shanghai
Sept. 11, 2019, President of GP as a Panelist at ITU Telecom World 2019, Budapest.
August 26, 2019, President of GP presented "Broadband Solution & Standards for Connecting the Unconnected" as a guest speaker at UNESCAP, Bangkok
June 14, 2019, President of GP. presented "Broadband Solution & Standards for Connecting the Unconnected" as a guest speaker at ASTAP 31, Tokyo.
May 25, 2019, The Inauguration Ceremony of the ITU-Standard Broadband Optical Cable solution was held in Dullu Municipality office, Dailekh District of Karnali Pradesh in West Nepal. This is the 1st implementation of the broadband rural connectivity by meeting ITU-T standards; L.1700, L.110 and L.163 were officially edited by . Okamura. He stated in the ceremony "lets make Dullu municipality globally recognized as the birthplace of the broadband rural connectivity, as Lumbini is as the birthplace of Buddha". This PJ was conducted as the APT Category II Project funded by extra budgetary contribution from Japan.
ネパール西部ダル地区の光ファイバ12kmの建設が完了、地区政府への引渡し式典(下の写真）が行われました。途上国の情報格差解消のための光ケーブルソリューションの必要条件を記述した3本のITU-T 勧告（L.1700, L.110 L.163)に準拠したソリューションの最初の現場投入となりました。
As of May 7, 2019, ITU-T Recommendation L.163 (Criteria for optical cable installation with minimal existing infrastructure, edited by H. Okamura ) is identified as "most popular" Recommendation.
April 7-11, 2019, Global Plan exhibited @ WSIS Forum 2019 the Proposed Optical Cable Solution for Closing the Digital Divide. See Haruo Okamura interview video
March 29, 2019 Optical Cable was installed across unexplored wild land at Dullu Municipality, west Nepal. This is the 1st DIY deployment of Optical Cable on the ground's surface in a most-affordable manner meeting ITU-T Recommendations L.110 and L.163 by the local community; right end is H. Okamura.
Jan.11, 2019, ITU published an ITU NEWS on the completion of developing a set of ITU stadards identifying low-cost
optical broadband solution that GP Inc. has proposed.
Nov. 29, 2018, development of a set of ITU Standards, proposed and Edited by the President of GP Inc., unprecedentedly targeting to closing the urban-rural digital divide concluded that fundamentally supports the UN SDGs .
L.1700 identifies the “affordability-first” concept with best effort reliability (2016)
L. 110 specifies requirements of lightweight robust optical cables for direct surface installation into remote areas at low cost (2017)
L. 163 identifies how to affordably and reliably install L.110 cables into remote/rural areas across difficult terrain (2018)
Sept. 10-13, 2018 President of GP Inc. gave a talk as a Panelist at ITU Telecom World 2018（Durban)
ITU Telecom World 2018（Durban) にて弊社が推進中の途上国への安価な光ケーブルソリューションについて展示し弊社代表がパネリスト として登壇しました
See an Interview Video
Aug. 28, 2018 Haruo Okamura presented an invited paper on the Optical fiber technol. for closing the digital divide at ESCAP Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway (AP-IS) Steering Committee.
Global Plan Exhibition @ UNESCAP Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway Steering Committee 27-29 August2018, Bangkok United Nations
2018, 5/02 Broadband Communities Summit 2018 see more
2018年4/10-15 The route survey for 12 km optical cable was conducted in lDullu Minuisipality, Dailekh District in the Bheri Zone of western-central Nepal under an APT project grant together with KDDI Foundation, ICT4D in Nepal and Opt. Cable manufacturer.
2017 12/13 Route survay was conducted from a Helicopter for 36-km L.110 Optical-Cable deployment in collaboration with local communities: ITU-T Recommendation L.110 edited by H. Okamura was published in August 2017.
2017 09/28 ITU Secretary General Mr. Houlin Zhao visited the Global Plan Stand at ITU Telecom 2017 appreciating Low-Cost DIY Optica Cable Solution and its ITU standard L.110 and L.1700 as the 1st International Standard toward closing the digital divide.