NEC is going to place a strong emphasis on opportunities with telecoms and mobile carriers, and within the Industrial Internet of Things, at this year’s Mobile World Congress, the company has revealed.
Announcing its lineup for the event, NEC asserted that the IoT and 5G networking technologies are putting increasing pressure on telecoms and carriers to manage high volumes of data while maintaining strong security. Recognizing an opportunity in this transformation, the company said it will aim to work with these organizations in “the co-creation of new business models for a wide variety of vertical industries, including the security, agriculture and transportation fields”.
It’s a timely pitch as industry analysts like Frost & Sullivan predict the growth of massive networks of machine-to-machine communications involving sophisticated sensors, which will in turn place strong demands on the services of network providers. For its part, NEC is offering a portfolio of AI technologies dubbed “NEC the WISE” and a biometric authentication platform called “BIO-IDiom”, which will revolve around the company’s high-performing facial recognition and fingerprint recognition technologies. NEC says that at MWC 2018, it will also highlight its involvement with the FIDO Alliance, which has quickly become a highly influential standards body in digital identity.
Mobile World Congress will run from February 26th to March 1st at the Fira Gran Via conference center in Barcelona.