SK Telecom and Nokia claim to have deployed the world's first cloud-based SDRAN (Software-Defined RAN) - also known as Cloud RAN - in a commercial network. They say that, by taking advantage of virtualized functions it is able to deliver new network scalability and elasticity, enhancing quality of service and network stability.

Read more: SK Telekom and Nokia deploy first SDN based mobile network

PCCW Global announced on September 8 that it is now ISO 50001 and ISO 9001 certified for its energy and quality management systems. PCCW Global is said to be proud of the achievement as it demonstrates its commitment to providing high quality products and services to its clients and further reinforces its position as a leader in delivering digital solutions.

Read more: PCCW Global is now ISO 5001 and 9001 certified for energy and quality management systems

IDC says it expects spending on IoT by Chinese manufacturing enterprises to reach $US127.5 billion by 2020, a compound average growth rate of 14.7 percent from 2016 to 2020.

IDC says software and services between them will account for 60 percent of expenditure. It notes that IoT has been enshrined in China's 13th Five-Year Development Plan and has become a strategic emerging industry in the country.

Read more: Chinese manufacturers tipped to spend $127b annually on IoT

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