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.

Read more: ZTE and China Unicom to cooperate on 5G and IoT research

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).

Read more: End-to-end ecosystem' for industrial IoT demonstrated

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.

Read more: IBM bets on blockchain in Singapore

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.

Read more: ITU standard for high dynamic range promises better TV pictures

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