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NEC trials IoT network control technology

NEC used VPN routers as well as SDN controllers and switches in IoT tests.

NEC said it carried out a system trial allowing the company to create and utilize optimized networks by monitoring network traffic volumes and information tied to internet of things devices like video cameras.

NEC said the trial was conducted late last month in a joint effort with Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology using broadcast video images of a Japanese professional baseball training camp and utilizing the JGN and RISE testbeds provided by NICT.

Specifically, the trial used NICT-owned virtual private network routers, software-defined networking controllers and SDN switches positioned in Tokyo and Okinawa. NEC said it provided an IoT service enabler for the network environment.

During the trial, NEC carried out real-time monitoring of network traffic to build and deploy individual virtual networks with the necessary performance capabilities, such as transmission bandwidth and processing capabilities.

“Improving the ability to share network infrastructure is an important issue in achieving the widespread adoption and popularization of IoT services. From the perspectives of cost and operability it is not realistically feasible to construct individual, independent network infrastructures on a service-by-service basis,” said Kazumasa Kobayashi, director of the JGN Network Operation Group at the National Institute of Information and Communications. “Linking IoT service enablers with SDNs is one new solution that enables us to resolve these kinds of issues; and to construct service-oriented networks as needed in order to cater to continually changing IoT environments and requirements.”

MercadoPago chooses Naka Mobile for IoT connectivity

Latin America-based online payment provider MercadoPago selected Naka Mobile, a global mobile telecommunication and technology firm, to implement the latter’s mobile connectivity across Brazil.

Built with geolocalization capabilities, the Naka Mobile IoT SIM is currently live in 25,000 point-of-sale terminals throughout Brazil. The SIMs are designed to ensure ubiquitous coverage for processing of customer transactions.

MercadoPago is part of MercadoLibre, one of the largest e-commerce ecosystem in Latin America.

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