NEC, the Expert 5G Partner
NEC has the tools, the trade, and the technology to make 5G a profitable success for telecom carriers, and a crucial driver of digital transformation for business customers. MWC2018 illustrated how NEC channels rich telecom experience and advanced IT expertise into the co-creation of 5G services together with telecom carriers and industry partners. The stand also showcased the rapid development of 5G New Radio (NR) for commercial use, along with cutting-edge NEC artificial intelligence (AI) and biometrics technologies, two vital elements for a 5G era.
5G. A Future Beyond Imagination
Imagine being able to instantly collect and analyse any type of security information in a sports stadium and automatically convey instructions to the right person. Imagine being able to have a remote medical examination at home, watch mobile 4K video anytime, anywhere, or remotely operate construction machinery on tough sites. We are on the verge of a 5G world that can realize high-speed, high-capacity, low-latency and massive connections, free from the constrictions of physical networks.
People in different industries expect the combination of 5G and advanced IT technology to create unique new intelligent services. New 5G-based business, carved from co-creation between telecom carriers, individual industry players and IT companies, could generate new, profitable revenue streams for telecom carriers.
NEC is committed to using its rich telecom experience and world-leading expertise in advanced AI and biometric technologies to firmly support the creation of new 5G operations and businesses. NEC’s MWC2018 booth highlighted solid 5G NR developments, as well as NEC’s superior AI and biometrics technologies, both essential to new business creation in a 5G era.
5G, Making Our Cities Safer
We are likely to see more 5G environments evolving that use superior AI analysis and highly reliable biometric certification and appear to connect myriads of devices through thin air. Urban security is one area that will undergo great change.
Security personnel will use wearable biometric devices to conduct continuous individual authentication and create stronger security systems. In a 5G world, it will be possible to send personalized directions and information, automatically and instantly, to each individual security guard using AI and wearable devices, and 5G will be vital for transmitting the vast amounts of high-definition video and other information used in AI analysis. AI will use surveillance camera video for real-time analysis of congestion and people movement in stadiums and other large venues, and suggest appropriate security manouvers. AI can also alert security when individuals appear multiple times in the same spot on surveillance video footage and swiftly formulate an appropriate crime-prevention response.
NEC presented various situations where the use of 5G, AI and biometrics could help create safer cities and greater peace of mind.
5G, Ideas in Action
Several proofs of concept using 5G to encourage digital transformation of vertical industries are currently underway as part of an ongoing initiative by Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication. NEC is involved in 5G PoC with telecom operators and partner companies. NEC intends to conduct large-scale trials using 5G NR standard specification and promote 5G NR development for commercial use. The MWC2018 booth featured videos introducing some 5G PoC.
NEC Exhibition Stand Highlights
Authentication An authentication platform for telecom operators incorporating NEC’s own Fast Identity Online (FIDO) biometric authentication for easy development of mobile services that utilize biometric authentication over IDs and passwords for greater security and convenience. Authentication is conducted on the device, without transmitting biometric data externally, to reduce the risk of leakage.