Building tomorrow’s smart cities in the age of 5G and IoT

14 July 2022

Prianca Ravichander, director, partnership ecosystems, Tecnotree, looks at the rise of smart cities and the role of new technologies like 5G, cloud and IoT in shaping their growth

What makes a city ‘smart’ is its ability to use interconnected information to better understand and run its operations in a more efficient way – from its transport infrastructure and accessibility systems through to the quality of government services and citizen welfare. Using a framework of information and communication technologies, the city creates and deploys practices that are able to meet urban challenges with ease.

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Singtel partners with Micron to deploy 5G mmWave

14 July 2022

Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) has been selected by semiconductor manufacturer Micron Technology to deploy its 5G millimetre wave solutions with localised edge core at the US firm’s 3D NAND flash memory plant in Singapore.

The solutions will be deployed at Micron’s cleanroom to support the development of a variety of digitally enabled applications including automated visual inspections of individual chips and augmented reality (AR) for operations and maintenance.

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NTA hands M2M SIMs to CAAN and DHM

14 July 2022

The Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) has allowed the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) and the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) to get M2M (machine to machine) SIM cards, having earlier rejected the applications.

They will be used for automatic metering and weather predictions respectively.

Previously, the regulator had directed telecom operators not to issue the integrated circuits because of the incomplete numbering plan. However, it reversed the decision after assessing the application CAAN and DHM sent to Nepal Telecom.

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AIS partners with ZTE to expand 5G footprint in Thailand

13 July 2022

Thailand’s leading operator Advanced Info Service (AIS) has secured the services of China’s ZTE to launch a 5G innovation centre as a hub for research collaborations and joint 5G innovations.

Under the terms of the deal, the latter will be the former’s strategic partner to upgrade to key technologies such as 5G.

“We are a digital life service provider that focuses on unlocking digital tech such as 5G, a vital piece of infrastructure to enhance the country’s capabilities in the digital economy,” said Somchai Lertsutiwong, CEO of AIS. “This brings us the potential for our investments to deliver a wide variety of experiences and smart services to AIS customers, the Thai public and a range of industrial sectors.”

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