State-owned Indian Railways has announced that it is set to expand its agreement with Indian solar energy company Azure Power to extend the ‘electrification’ of the country’s railways. The government-controlled public transportation firm has agreed a deal with Azure Power to introduce an additional 20 MWs of solar rooftop projects.

Read more: Indian government agrees the deal to extend the ‘electrification’ of its railways

The White House has intervened in a business transaction between a Chinese-backed private equity firm and a US chipmaker. US President Donald Trump has blocked Canyon Bridge Capital Partners planned $1.3 billion acquisition of Lattice Semiconductor Corp. The decision has sent a clear message to Beijing that Washington will vehemently oppose any takeover deals that involve technologies that may have potential military applications. The bid by the Chinese-backed equity company was one of the largest ever attempted on the US microchip sector.

Read more: US president prohibits Chinese firm from buying US chipmaker over security fears

Ericsson, together with Ciena and Australian telecom provider Telstra, has successfully trialed continuous data encryption while maintaining speed and reliability over 21,940 km across multiple cable systems. The engineering teams demonstrated the ability to encrypt data securely while in transit between Los Angeles and Melbourne at 100Gbps, using Ciena’s ultra-low latency 100 Gigabit wire-speed encryption solution.

Read more: Ericsson, Telstra and Ciena achieve transpacific encryption at 100Gbps

A Hong-Kong based start-up firm has announced that it has received $115m from US investors following a financing-round which was led by Chinese private equity fund New Margin Capital. TNG Wallet says the investment will be used to accelerate the expansion of its services across Asia.

Read more: Hong Kong start-up receives US investment of $115m to expand services across Asia

Infinera and Seaborn Networks (Seaborn) tells us they have deployed Infinera’s new XTS-3300 meshponders on Seaborn’s Seabras-1 submarine cable to rapidly offer cloud connectivity services like SeaCloud™. Seabras-1 is the only submarine cable system with a direct connection between São Paulo, Brazil and New York City, enabling Seaborn to offer SeaSpeed™, its proprietary lowest-latency route, between these key global financial centers. 

Read more: Infinera and Seaborn Networks offer Cloud Scale Services between New York and Sao Paulo

The world’s first test of truly live 360º video at the 2017 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix was conducted by Formula 1 and Tata Communications on Sept. 25 to show how the F1 racing experience could be augmented for fans worldwide by enabling them to experience the show in action almost as if they were there.

Read more: World’s first live 360º video trial conducted at Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix

At HUAWEI CONNECT 2017 , Joy Huang Vice President of Huawei’s IT Product Line, in a keynote speech titled "All Connected, All Cloud, All Intelligent", announced six innovative solutions designed to help enterprises with digital transformation. The new solutions include innovations in hardware, software, data, connection, architecture, and hybrid cloud.

Read more: Huawei introduces six innovative solutions to help enterprises with ‘digital transformation’

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