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Singapore’s decision to turn off 2G set to leave thousands without signal

The decision to turn off 2G in Singapore later this year is set to have devastating consequences for thousands of people who still use the city state’s second generation.

Singapore authorities have opted to pull the plug on 2G mobile phone networks in April this year. However, cash strapped migrant workers and technophobic pensioners are set to be cut off after failing to embrace the technology revolution in the city - instead opting for 2G network cheap and robust handsets as opposed to smartphones.

South Korea named World’s most innovative economy - but Nordic nations rule

South Korea has been named as the No.1 nation in the world when it comes to having an innovative economy. The Korean's came out on top of Bloomberg's Innovation Index for 2017. The nation won the award based on its R&D intensity, value-added manufacturing and patent activity. However, it was the Nordic nations who were the biggest winners overall, but two nations featuring in the top five.

Philippine region of Makati takes first steps towards becoming a smart city

The beautiful city of Makati in the Philippines has taken the first steps towards becoming a smart city, following an announcement which was made at the FTTH Council Asia-Pacific’s Philippines Workshop. The project has been described as a trend setter in terms of smart cities in the region – and it has been described a significant and progressive step in the development and regeneration of cities in the Philippines.

US to continue to assist India in development of ‘Smart Cities’ under Trump

US officials have confirmed that they will continue to assist India in the development of ‘smart cities’ in the region under the administration of president elect Donald Trump. During the reign of Barack Obama, India and the US signed a series of memorandums of understanding which was aimed at specifically developing three ‘smart cities’ in Allahabad, Ajmer and Visakhapatnam.

Chinese smart home company sign deal with Orange to boost user connectivity

A Chinese smart home technology leader has signed a large contract with Orange as they seek to boost user experience with seamless IoT connectivity.

Chuango Technology Security Corporation - a firm based in China officially announced the signature of its three-year deal with Orange Business Services.

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