• Nokia spreads Wing IoT with 5G and edge capabilities

    Aiming to enable operators to offer 5G internet of things (IoT) services quickly and cost-effectively while addressing demanding latency, security and throughput requirements, Nokia has upgraded its Worldwide IoT Network Grid (Wing) managed service with 5G and edge capabilities.

    Wing is designed to help operators capture early IoT market share without having to invest in infrastructure by offering a pay-as-you-go business model that allows faster, cost-effective scaling of 5G IoT services.

    With Wing innovations, Nokia said operators could serve their enterprise customers 5G IoT services with ultra-low latency, high security and enhanced throughput. As a result, it said operators would

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  • UK facial recognition project to identify hidden faces

    The Home Office and Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) are collaborating with researchers on a live facial recognition (LFR) project that could identify people wearing masks or other face coverings.

    According to the project’s website, face matching for automatic identity retrieval, recognition, verification and management (FACER2VM) will “develop unconstrained face recognition” with the goal of delivering a “step change” in the technology and making it “ubiquitous” by 2020.

    While LFR has been used operationally by the MPS since February 2020, the new technology would allow the force to identify people whose faces are obscured by masks, scarves, sunglasses or

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  • Ocado pulls website amid coronavirus shopping frenzy

    Online supermarket Ocado has closed its website and mobile app under overwhelming pressure from shoppers stocking up during the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis, and will not allow customers to edit existing orders or book a new one for “a few days”.

    The retailer’s CEO Melanie Smith said it was taking the step of temporarily suspending new orders to allow it to complete essential work to shore up its distribution of products and delivery slots to make its service as fair and accessible as possible for customers.

    “Like all supermarkets, we are working round the clock to keep up with high demand

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