Koichi Asatani received his B.E.E.E., M.E.E.E. and Ph. D. degrees from Kyoto University. He joined NTT in 1974 and was engaged in R&D on FTTH, ATM, QoS, NGN, and future networks. He was a professor at Kogakuin University (1997–2014), Chair Professor, Nankai University (2014-2018), and Invited Professor, Shanghai University (2019-2022). He is currently Professor Emeritus, Kogakuin University. He is an IEEE Life Fellow and IEICE Life Fellow.