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Verizon and NEC use existing fibre cables to collect traffic and road data

Verizon and NEC use existing fibre cables to collect traffic and road data

Cities may be able to avoid ripping up roads to install new technology and use what’s already there. The approach could have applications in public safety, infrastructure-monitoring and more.

Japan to introduce ATMs with facial recognition

Japan to introduce ATMs with facial recognition

Seven Bank, in partnership with NEC, is replacing its existing ATMs with new ones which incorporate biometric authentication technologies and QR code reader.

Tokyo holds position as safest city in the world

Tokyo holds position as safest city in the world

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Safe Cities Index 2019 ranks 60 cities across 57 indicators covering digital, health, infrastructure and personal security.

Murcia joins NEC’s smart city network

Murcia joins NEC’s smart city network

The Spanish city and NEC Iberica are setting up an innovation centre to jointly develop solutions for the city

NEC announces smart cities Fiware lab node in India

NEC announces smart cities Fiware lab node in India

The lab will encourage application developers, solution providers, government bodies and academia to experiment with Fiware-based solutions

Submarine cable to connect Southeast Asia

Submarine cable to connect Southeast Asia

Running from Japan to Singapore, the 10,500km high-performance cable is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2020