South Korean multinational conglomerate Samsung has been given the green light to begin testing its self-driving technology on public roads in the country. The South Korean government gave the smartphone colossus permission to test out the new self-driving technologies it has developed. Samsung is the latest amongst a number of other companies that were granted approval to begin testing self-driving tech on the country’s road. Samsung have long expressed its desire to develop cutting edge self-driving technology, and has previously…
Accenture, the global professional services company, and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) have formed an alliance to enable clients to take advantage of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies as fundamental elements of their innovation strategies, helping to shape the future of their organizations. Accenture Analytics, part of Accenture Digital, will apply its deep analytics expertise with DFKI’s specialized AI research capabilities to further the adoption of these new technologies in Germany and beyond. Together, Accenture and DFKI will…
PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, and Ideal Systems, Asia’s largest broadcast and media systems integrator, have successfully delivered the world’s first live 360° and 3D multi-camera coverage of the 2017 Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens with the support of Now TV, the official host broadcaster of the event, providing viewers with a totally immersive virtual reality (VR) viewing experience. PCCW Global’s expertise in live mega event management and new media technology…
Nokia and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under which Nokia will join the university's UTS: Rapido, a new technology development unit, and collaborate on developing IoT-based business applications using high-speed, ultra-low latency technologies such as 5G. In the technology partnership with UTS: Rapido - established to help businesses unlock the potential of IoT - Nokia will work on advanced engineering projects that support the development of future network services to address the…

SoftBank develops eSIM Platform to promote IoT solutions

Written on Sunday, 09 April 2017 08:14
Japanese telecoms and internet corporation SoftBank, a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp., announced that it is developing an Embedded Subscriber Identity Module (“eSIM”) Platform as part of its efforts to promote Internet of Things (“IoT”) solutions. The platform, which is scheduled to start operating in 2017, enables remote eSIM provisioning by connecting to carrier communication networks with the required profiles. When selling vehicles and other items embedded with Machine to Machine (“M2M”) equipment to markets abroad, until now it was…

Telenor and Huawei jointly announce first 5G demo in Norway

Written on Thursday, 06 April 2017 08:46
Norway’s Telenor Group and Huawei jointly announced the first 5G based E-band multi-user MIMO demo in Norway. The maximum speed reached by the demo was 70Gbps. Furthermore, a Joint Desktop Study that will provide insights and learnings to identify necessary update steps from 4G to 5G technology in Telenor’s Network, will be operated through the Telenor and Huawei Joint Innovation Center. The E-band multi-user MIMO can provide over a 20Gbps speed rate for a single user. Working as a supplementary…
Timotheus Höttges, CEO of Deutsche Telekom, presented to Chancellor Angela Merkel, as part of her traditional CeBIT tour, a technology that can help beekeepers protect their bees. The narrowband wireless technology NB-IoT (Narrowband Internet of Things) transmits the data collected by intelligent sensors, straight from the beehive to the beekeeper. This data includes temperature, air humidity, air pressure, beehive weight (how full the combs are) and activity of the bees. The beekeeper simply needs to look at their smartphone or…
Huawei signed a pivotal Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on March 20 with MetaSystem, a world leader in the UBI (usage-based insurance) market at CeBIT 2017 in Hannover, Germany. The signing will see Huawei work with MetaSystem Italy to develop connected car applications and provide a variety of end-to-end UBI solutions for the industry. The rapid development of the IoT industry has opened up more market opportunities, including for the connected car. Huawei plans to collaborate with MetaSystem to promote the…
Uber has suspended its autonomous vehicle fleet in the US following an accident in the state of Arizona which left one of its Volvo SUVs flipped on its side when it was in self-driving mode. The ride-sharing company suspended the pilot project in Arizona immediately after the crash happened, including other regions where the pilot is happening: Pittsburgh and San Francisco. “Our vehicles in Arizona remain grounded while we continue our investigation,” said an Uber spokesperson. “Our vehicles are grounded…
Securing the Internet of Things will drive New Kuwait 2035's national digital transformation, said one of the world's leading cyber security experts on the sidelines of his talk at KIACS Cyber Security in Kuwait. New Kuwait 2035 outlines an ambitious agenda for driving diversified economic growth. Experts agree that nationwide digital transformation will serve as the foundation for public and private sector organizations to operate in real-time and deliver new business models. "In Kuwait, public-private partnerships are vital for leveraging…
Swedish telecoms provider Telia Carrier has added another operator to its dedicated Internet of Things (IoT) Backbone. Global communications company Ooredoo has chosen Telia Carrier to provide IoT backhaul connectivity to Ericsson's DCP platforms in Europe. "Ooredoo is positioning itself as a leading Internet of Things provider across our regional footprint, offering the advanced solutions and powerful networks that enable businesses to launch a full range of smart services," said Khalid Abdulla Al Mansouri, acting Chief Executive Officer, Ooredoo Global…
Qualcomm Technologies and LG Electronics announced coordinated efforts to facilitate testing and adoption of 5G and Cellular-V2X (C-V2X) communications into vehicles. Qualcomm Technologies and LG expect to showcase these next-generation wireless technologies through trials during the first half of 2018. This work builds on the long-established relationship between Qualcomm Technologies and LG since the two companies delivered their first telematics system in 2004. On the path to 5G, LG is developing advanced automotive connectivity solutions based on Qualcomm Technologies' connected…
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