Why China and the US are fighting over 5G

5G has been making headlines recently. It came up in a White House memo leaked in January that argued creating a nationalized 5G network was the only way for the US to protect itself from Chinese security threats. Though lawmakers quickly dismissed the idea as an infringement on the private sector—”We’re not Venezuela,” said one … More Why China and the US are fighting over 5G

IBM’s PAIRS Geoscope helps developers wrangle geospatial data

IBM today announced PAIRS Geoscope, a new experimental cloud-based service that makes it easier for developers to work with large amounts of geospatial data from across a wide variety of sources. The service handles ingesting, integrating and managing the data and allows developers to focus on their queries. Indeed, it’s the part of the service … More IBM’s PAIRS Geoscope helps developers wrangle geospatial data

China Unicom launches eSIM, allowing full use of both phones and wearables

China Unicom announced that it has officially launched the “eSIM One Phone Number Dual Terminal (eSIM一号双终端)” (in Chinese) business in six Chinese cities including Shanghai, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhengzhou and Changsha. “eSIM One Phone Number Multi-Terminal (一号多终端)” means that one phone number can shared with the user’s smartphone and wearable devices, without the need for … More China Unicom launches eSIM, allowing full use of both phones and wearables

Vodafone joins forces with China Mobile in Internet of Things partnership

Two of the biggest global players in the Internet of Things (IoT) Vodafone and China Mobile have joined forces to resell each other’s services for the first time. Under a new agreement each company will share new IoT project opportunities. Vodafone customers will be given access to China Mobile IoT SIMS for deployments in China, … More Vodafone joins forces with China Mobile in Internet of Things partnership

Tallink’s ships to be installed with IoT operational awareness solutions

Estonian listed shipper Tallink Grupp and Finnish maritime innovator Fleetrange Ltd have entered into an agreement to provide Tallink’s 13 vessels with a real-time Internet of Things (IoT) powered operational awareness solution designed for instant sharing of operational information between ships and shore organizations, informs LETA/BNS. We equipped three of our ships – Silja Symphony, … More Tallink’s ships to be installed with IoT operational awareness solutions

Port of Rotterdam plots IoT rollout, efficiency push with IBM, Cisco, Axians

The Port of Rotterdam is planning a long-term Internet of things rollout that’s designed to move cargo faster, save money and optimize its operations via sensors, an IBM dashboard for traffic management and on-demand 3D metal printing. Europe’s largest port’s digitization strategy is a multi-year effort using IBM’s various technologies and services as well as … More Port of Rotterdam plots IoT rollout, efficiency push with IBM, Cisco, Axians

For CES 2018, security of connected devices still a core fear

CES, which kicks off Sunday, is supposed to be about making your life better with technology. An internet-connected ball that watches your pets. Beauty care that uses connected devices to personalize hair products. Connected sensors for your home water system to combat leaks and waste. Even Las Vegas, the city that plays host to CES, … More For CES 2018, security of connected devices still a core fear

New-gen technologies make IoT transformational

IoT, AI, blockchain and fog computing are the building blocks of digital transformation. Each one contributes important capabilities, but only together do they have the potential to fulfill the lofty expectations of IoT. Over the last few years, many people—myself included—have been touting the Internet of Things (IoT) as a driving force behind digital transformation. … More New-gen technologies make IoT transformational

Welcome to Hell – it’s the time for Slush!

NOBODY IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD COME TO HELSINKI IN NOVEMBER That’s where it all started. Slush grew from the idea of cultural change: creating a grassroots movement to serve the next generation of founders and an environment that strongly supports entrepreneurship. We wanted to create something authentic and frantic. So Slush was born, amidst … More Welcome to Hell – it’s the time for Slush!