Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation (NTT East) and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corporation (NTT West) have entered into an agreement to become global partners with International Triathlon Union (ITU) and Japan Triathlon Union (JTU) to support the ITU World Triathlon Series (WTS) and other events, the companies said.
NTT Group in cooperation with ITU and JTU, will begin providing distribution of images of the Elite Paratriathlon race, a competition of top athletes with disabilities, and official triathlon related smart phone apps, beginning with WTS Yokohama 2016 and continuing with future races, while developing a race data tracking system.
In this way, NTT Group aims to enhance convenience for competitors and spectators alike, while considerably improving the charm of firsthand experience in watching races. The overall aim is to further increase the value of triathlon events.
NTT Group will provide digital tools for participating triathletes, spectators and organizers of WTS and other events, by fully utilizing its own ICT technologies and service infrastructures in Japan and worldwide.