ZTE has signed an agreement with China Unicom for cooperation on 5G and Internet of Things. They two say they will work closely together 'to foster a sound ecosystem and promote sustainable development' in the fields of 5G and IoT. And in another 5G development, Ericsson and China Mobile have conducted the world's first 5G-enabled drone prototype field trial.
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.'
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.