Hiroshi Nakamura was born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1962. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Waseda University in 1985 and 1987 respectively. He received Dr. degree in Global Information and Telecommunication Studies from Waseda University in 2008.
He joined Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) in 1987. He joined NTT DOCOMO, INC. in January 1992. He was the President of DoCoMo Europe(France)S.A.S.in Paris during 2000-2003 which is a base of NTT DoCoMo for the third generation mobile system standardization and marketing and regulation research regarding on the European telecommunication industry. He was vice president and managing director of core network development department of NTT DOCOMO, INC. during July 2010-September 2014. He became senior vice president and general manager of R&D strategy department of NTT DOCOMO, INC.in October 2014. He was named chief technology officer, executive vice president, executive general manager of R&D Innovation Division, and a member of the board of directors in June 2017.He manages the entire R&D activities of NTT DOCOMO, including radio, mobile core, terminal, and services, and creates the vision of future mobile systems and services.
He was a chairman of IMT-2000 air interface Working Group of TTC (The Telecommunication Technology Committee) during 1997–2000. He was also a vice-chairman of 3GPP (Third Generation Partnership Project) TSG-CN (Technical Specification Group –Core Networks) during 2000-2001, vice-chairman of 3GPP TSG-SA (Technical Specification Group –Service & System Aspects) during 2001-2004 well as vice-chairman of ITU-T Special Study Group on “IMT-2000 and Beyond” during 2000-2004.