NTT to exhibit real-time biometrics and other technologies powered by 5G at MWC19 Barcelona

NTT DOCOMO and other subsidiaries of the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation will exhibit the advantages of 5G at the upcoming MWC19 Barcelona, including for biometric applications such as airport facial recognition deployments, and a real-time people tracking system jointly developed with Panasonic and deployed to Las Vegas.

NTT plans to being 5G to commercial availability in Japan in 2020, and will demonstrate the high data rates and capacity, low latency, and massive connection density of 5G technology with a 5G cyber jam session featuring a performance by virtual, remote, and on-stage band members, according to the announcement. The company will also demonstrate agricultural and industrial applications of 5G connectivity.

The capacity to transmit large amounts of data at low latency is expected to enable major advances in demanding processes like real-time biometric identification, with robust network connections between edge devices and the cloud. NEC is providing a real-time facial recognition system for demonstration at the DOCOMO 5G Open Lab OKINAWA, and Intel, Hon Hai and Taiwan’s Asia Pacific Telecom recently launched a multi-access edge computing (MEC) platform and facial recognition solution based on their 5G collaboration.

Mobile World Congress 2019 Barcelona takes place February 25 to 28.

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