5G: The Roadmap to Launch in Asia

  ConnecTechAsia Summit speaker, Quah Mei Lee, Industry Principal – ICT Practice APAC, Frost & Sullivan, discusses the potential and challenges of 5G as a catalyst for Asia’s digital revolution.     By 2022, there will be 280 million 5G subscriptions in Asia Pacific, with 5G service revenue reaching US$4.5 billion.   Compared to previous generations of networks, 5G’s significance lies in its capability to offer real-time end-to-end service offerings. Alongside the emergence of technologies such as the IoT, drones, smart devices and with increased mobile phone uptake, 5G has…

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Blockchain Technology can rule IoT

The first international IoT Blockchain Camp in Valencia, Spain, is a five-day event that looks at the potential of blockchains managing rules for objects in the physical world, as well as digital assets.     More than 70 participants will join IoT Blockchain Camp, which runs from April 11-15th.   It will look at five key topics: smart cities, Energy, Tourism, Transport, and Health/Sport. Technologies covered include robotics, A.I. and machine learning, (AIML), embedded systems, smart contracts and oracles, data acquisition and off-chain systems.     It will also look…

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Walmart “Smart Shipping” and the Blockchain

On 1 March 2018, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released an application by Walmart to patent a device described a “Smart Package”.  This is a device that would record information on a blockchain regarding the contents of the package, environmental conditions, and location for example.       Walmart has indicated that this “Smart Package” could be used in tandem with other connected devices such as autonomous vehicles, drones.       Online shopping is becoming increasingly popular which also brings about new challenges.  In the patent application,…

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IoT and Blockchain, a Match made in Heaven

What is IoT? The Internet of Things (IoT) is a collective name for hardware devices linked to the internet from high-level devices such as smartphones to very simple devices like a kitchen device or a sensor. The IoT market has been on an upward trend for the last few years and started to grow exponentially  in 2017 and there are IoT projects ongoing from “Smart Agriculture” to “Smart Cities” Gartner research estimates  20.4 billion internet-connected devices in use by 2020 which raises many questions regarding the shortcomings that come with conventional…

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