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A look into a smart, autonomous future with SK telecom

telecomworld 2017 Daily Highlights 2

Smart homes, smart metering, quantum cryptography and 5G powered autonomous vehicles were among the innovations showcased by SK telecom at ITU Telecom World 2017.

Delegates were invited to discover a Do IoT Yourself kit, an educational kit to help explore SK telecom’s IoT smart homes solutions, with controls for fans, lights and doors.

Smart metering applications showcased included digital water metering services to help improve flow rate, provide data usage patterns and prevent accidents from abnormal pressure, amongst other areas. Monitoring services showed delegates how IoT can enable a cleaner environment and air, through fine dust monitoring. CleanCUBE, a waste management solution, is a smart powered trash compactor, monitoring levels of trash in real time. Lost pets can be tracked via a special collar, which can run for up to 5 days.

SK telecom’s IoT services and applications are enabled over its LTE-M and LoRa -dedicated IoT- networks, with over 70 IoT services expected to be deployed commercially as of end 2017.

A showcase of the quantum cryptography system demonstrated encryption solutions, based on quantum principles and 10 Gbps encryption, including a quantum random number generator.

As we progress along the road to autonomous driving, delegates were able to explore a self-driving car- introduced by the virtual Jessica- with cameras in mirrors, sensors, radar sensor and NUGU maps, as well as watch a video of its recent (last Thursday’s) 26km test run, on the public roads.

It’s clear we can expect exciting innovations spanning different sectors and transforming our lives in a number of ways, from our smart homes to how we drive and even the air we breathe.