It is clear that the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can only be achieved by leveraging information and communication technologies (ICTs). More than ever, ICTs form the backbone of today’s digital economy. They can create a better place to be informed, to be educated, to receive healthcare, to be productive and enjoy a better […]


Today, society has made commendable progress on the road to achieving socio-economic gender parity. We have much to be optimistic about with women in developing markets: the 2016 Mastercard Index of Women’s Advancement revealed that more women than men enroll in tertiary education in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. However, Asian nations have a […]


Smart cities are key to easing the effects of rapid urbanization worldwide and the number of smart cities is expected to quadruple from 21 in 2013 to at least 88 by 2025. But as smart cities integrate information and communication technology (ICT) solutions to reduce traffic, lower carbon emissions and increase urban efficiencies, they are gathering large […]


5G wireless technology has become a little like fully automated cars. Nearly every day some new study is forecasting an earlier than previously anticipated arrival of fully autonomous cars, while some respected expert is claiming full automation is decades away. With 19 automated fleets already plying controlled-use areas, I am inclined to buy the early onset […]

The 2017 Hyundai Motor Co. Ioniq electric vehicle is displayed during Automobility LA ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. The Connected Car Expo and LA Auto Show press days have merged to form AutoMobility LA. The show is open to the public November 18-27. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Hyundai Motor Company has just become a member of ITU’s standardization arm (ITU-T), underscoring the importance of increased collaboration between the automotive and information and communication technology (ICT) industries in an era of rapid convergence. Hyundai’s participation in ITU will support the company in building its “hyper-connected intelligent cars” platform, which includes smart remote-maintenance services, […]


New whitepaper from 5G Americas on network slicing Questions remain over granularity and the coordination and co-existence of slices China Mobile trials network slicing with Huawei in Shanghai Optimal line terminal hardware shared by services in the trial 5G isn’t exactly short of potential use cases. Depending on who you talk with, there are around […]


Increasing competition in the Chinese Internet market has pushed search giant Baidu to invest in new technologies, notably in artificial intelligence (AI) and auto-related technology. Baidu has also recently announced a 20 billion yuan (USD 3 billion) investment fund called Baidu Capital to invest in mid- to late-stage Internet company investments. New investments in start-ups focused on internet […]