SKT launches Smart Home service built on open IoT platform

South Korea’s SK Telecom (SKT) has introduced a Smart Home service built on what it says is an open Internet of Things (IoT) platform that aims to create a safer, more convenient and energy-efficient home environment. At the launch event …

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Asia Briefs: Xiaomi introduces ‘smart home’ security sensors, DoCoMo launches iPhone translation app & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: Xiaomi introduces ‘smart home’ security sensors Fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has stepped up its ‘smart home’ push with the introduction of …

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Xiaomi strengthens ‘smart home’ push with $150 air purifier

Fast-rising Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi continues to diversify its product line – and efforts in the Internet of Things space – with the launch of its $150 Mi Air Purifier. Through a remote control app on a smartphone, users will receive pollution readings from …

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Ericsson acquires Ambient for smart grid tech

Swedish network vendor Ericsson has announced the completed acquisition of Ambient Corporation, which provides smart grid technology to the utilities sector. The announcement comes as part of a wider move by Ericsson to further enable the development of smart grid infrastructure.