Arianespace completed its final Ariane 5 launch of 2018 and penultimate overall mission for the year. The rocket lifted off from the Kourou Space Center in French Guiana (CSG) carrying a telecommunication satellite for India and a meteorological one for South Korea.
Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Limited, a global leading solutions and services provider of wireless and information communications systems, announced the launch of ScanViS ID GateGuard, a new facial recognition and analytic solution for access control and attendance registration targeting enterprises and the property sector.
One of the first commercial 5G smartphones will be available to buy in the US during the first half of 2019, it has been announced. Samsung has partnered with Verizon and Qualcomm Technologies to bring a 5G mobility service that will go live early next year.
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, has introduced the new Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 675 mobile platform at its 4G/5G Summit held in Hong Kong. The Snapdragon 675 offers outstanding gaming, a leap in artificial intelligence (AI) capability and a cutting-edge camera. Premium features in the Snapdragon 675 are enabled by the Qualcomm® AI Engine, Qualcomm Spectra™ ISP, Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU and Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU.
NetFoundry and Fasttrack Solutions have teamed up to help Filipino businesses achieve agility by creating their own application-specific networks in the cloud, on any device.
Sepior ApS, a leader in threshold cryptography for highly secure online transactions, and the SBI Group, the leading Japanese online financial services firm actively developing cryptocurrency markets in Asia, today announced an agreement to license Sepior’s Threshold-Sig Wallet Security technology and to jointly develop a proprietary wallet to secure the on-line contents and transactions on SBI’s Virtual Currencies exchange platform, VCTRADE.
Major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, ZTE, announced that it has completed a 5G Call, Internet and WeChat Connection, marking another milestone in 5G commercial use.
South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix inaugurated a new memory chip manufacturing plant in South Korea as part of a 20 trillion won ($17.7 billion) investment aiming at addressing the increasing demand for NAND flash memory chips as storage media for servers.
At the fifth World Internet Conference, China Mobile 5G Innovation Center worked closely with Huawei to unveil the first 5G network based 8K VR live broadcast. VR is destined to become a popular future application and is already growing increasingly recognized throughout the industry as one of the top 5G services. It has been dominating industry headlines over the past few years. Compared with technically mature 4K VR live broadcast (requiring 50–80 Mbps data rate), 8K VR services require a higher data rate (100–160 Mbps) and wider bandwidth. The faster network speed and increased display resolution will allow users to benefit from a more detailed, true-to-life, and immersive experience.
The two Japanese giants Toyota Motor Corp and SoftBank Group Corp announced their cooperation in developing mobility services for self-driving cars.