Ericsson says it has conducted the world's first 5G-enabled drone prototype field trial in co-operation with China Mobile, hailing this 'a major milestone on the road to 5G.'
The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) has published what it says is the first of a series of reports on the Evolution to Narrow Band Internet of Things (NB-IoT).
Trident Subsea Cable, which is building a link between Australia, Jakarta and Singapore, has selected Equinix's International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers in Melbourne, Sydney, Singapore and Jakarta for the cable's points of presence in Asia Pacific.
Three Internet of Things (IoT) companies '” Advantech B+B SmartWorx, Connect2 Systems and DevicePilot '” have demonstrated what they say is the first end-to-end IoT ecosystem designed with re-usable infrastructure and open industry standards for industrial and commercial applications at scale. It provides automatic remote monitoring and management of industrial ultra-low power IoT sensor devices using constrained wireless networks and open IoT standards developed by the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) and Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
IBM in conjunction with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is to set up a Center for Blockchain Innovation in Singapore in which IBM researchers will work with government, industries and academia to develop applications and solutions based on enterprise blockchain, cyber-security, and cognitive computing technologies.
IBM has opened The Watson Centre in Singapore billing it as 'an incubator designed to bring together organizations of all sizes, business partners and IBM experts to co-create business solutions that leverage IBM's cognitive, blockchain and design capabilities.'
The ITU has announced a new standard for High Dynamic Range (SDR) television saying it represents a major advance in television broadcasting. 'HDR brings an incredible feeling of realism, building further on the superior color fidelity of ITU's Ultra-High Definition Television (UHDTV) Recommendation BT.2020,' ITU said.
China's official news agency, Xinhua, reports that China and Taiwan have identified mutual benefits in the development of the Internet of Things and are planning to co-operate.
According to a report in the Korea Times Samsung Electronics is considering expanding the use of the Tizen operating system to all company devices 'to cut its heavy reliance on the Google Android platform.'
Global associations from around the world joined together to offer the first of what will be biannual global 5G events in Beijing on May 31 and June 1, 2016. The hosting association, the IMT-2020 Promotion Group in China, organized the first event, "Building the 5G Technology Ecosystem" to bring together experts from all corners of the globe to discuss the status and progress on 5G through a series of focused sessions.