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Payment gateways
NEC adds advanced billing capability to Converged Core
NEC Corporation has announced an enhanced Converged Core with the launch of a containerised Charging Gateway Function.
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NEC announces general availability of its 4G/5G Converged Core
Wireless operators can rely on NEC Open Networks to realise the real-world benefits of truly open 5G networks.
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NEC develops autonomous mobile robot control technology
NEC Corporation has announced the development of a control technology that doubles the efficiency of autonomous mobile robots in warehouses while maintaining a high level of safety. 
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NTT
NTT and NEC launch supply chain security tech for ICT infrastructure
NTT Corporation and NEC have announced the development of Security Transparency Assurance Technology to reduce supply chain security risks. 
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Mergers and Acquisitions
NEC snaps up Avaloq, moves further into digital finance field
According to a statement, the acquisition is designed to bring together their shared vision, technological strengths, and global presence, to accelerate both companies' long-term growth, global expansion and value creation strategy.
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Nextgen
NEXTGEN appoints its first female managing director
The company announced yesterday the appointment of Lynne Jeffery, who will head the company's New Zealand operaiton.
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Cybersecurity
NEC announces partnership with Cisco amid increasing cyber threats
Both NEC and Cisco aim to begin rolling out network equipment from fiscal 2020.
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Biometrics
Facial recognition tech can identify partial images of people
We’re now at the point where technology doesn’t even need an entire image of someone to identify them.
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Biometric security
NEC invests in Tascent, a US-based iris biometric system company
"This investment and partnership will enable the two companies to jointly enhance the capacity of iris recognition."
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5G
DOCOMO and NEC achieve 5G communication with multiple mobile terminals
The test, conducted in Japan from May 9 to 11, used digital signal processing between base stations.
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Unified Communications
NEC Australia announces UC Channel Partner of the Year winners
For the second year running, Queensland company Techwell has been selected as the winner of the NEC UC Channel Partner of the Year Award.
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Big Data
NEC's Hadoop data platform helps DMICDC Logistics
NEC Corporation announced that India-based DMICDC Logistics Data Services adopted NEC's big data platform.
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Google
NEC brings AI to submarine cable networks
NEC announced that successful transmission tests that took place over a commercial subsea cable measuring more than 10,000 kilometers using AI.
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Google
Google expands Asia Pacific cloud network with new subsea cable
The cloud giant’s investment in the JGA cable system adds to its portfolio of existing cable investments, which include HK-G and SJC subsea cables.
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Artificial Intelligence
NEC and NICT use AI to optimize the allocation of network resources
NEC announced the successful demonstration of technologies that use AI to automatically classify services.
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Unified Communications
NEC AU announces channel programme just for Kiwi partners
NEC Australia has rolled out a new partner programme for NZ to help selected NEC UC integrators to deliver a better experience to end-users.
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Telecommunications
Kiwi telco Telesmart takes over NEC Business Solutions
“I’m delighted because I’m confident they have the right attributes to ensure NEC Business Solutions’ legacy will live on.”
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Internet of Things
IoT bank attacks on show at INTERPOL's Digital Security Challenge
INTERPOL’s Digital Security Challenge event took an IoT malware simulation to the extreme in a bank heist.
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DevOps
NEC contributes to virtualized network ecosystem
NEC announced its membership to the OpenMSA community, an open source ecosystem launched by UBiqube for promoting virtualized network orchestration.
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5G
NEC develops low-power circuit technologies for millimeter-wave radio units
NEC Corporation announced it has reduced the size of the millimeter-wave radio units for fifth-generation mobile communications.
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Internet of Things
NEC uses AI to optimize the allocation of network resources
This solution uses AI to automatically classify IoT services based on the characteristics of the traffic that flows into a network.
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Surveillance
NEC contributes biometric & sensor tech to Singapore public safety trials
The security trials, conducted over a 12-month period, were held both in and near Jurong Island as part of the Safety and Security Industry Programme.
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Interconnection
Palau Spur submarine cable to bring 500Gbps to Republic of Palau
NEC and the Belau Submarine Cable Corporation (BSCC) have completed a new submarine cable that links the Republic of Palau with the SEA-US cable.
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Physical Security
NEC Australia says advanced recognition systems will protect citizens
"Our advanced recognition systems are at the forefront of biometrics internationally," says NEC Australia director of sales and solutions Andy Hurt.