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Ningbo is a time-honored international port city in east China's Zhejiang province. Its port, the Ningbo-Zhoushan Port, is the largest port in the world. Recently, the port worked with China Mobile Ningbo and Huawei to showcase the hybrid platooning of 5G smart and traditional container trucks. The platooning is a stride towards realizing the goal of becoming a world-class port. With this solution, in berth 8 of its busy Meishan container terminal, 13 5G smart container trucks run automatically and smoothly, greatly improving automation and safety in the port.

Read more: Huawei and China Mobile support one-of-a-kind 5G smart port in China

ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, together with China Unicom and Shandong Energy Beidou Tiandi, today has completed the first 5G local traffic offloading pilot in the mining industry in Shandong Province, China.

Read more: ZTE assists in first 5G local traffic offloading pilot in China’s mining industry

Nokia announced the first 5G standalone (“SA”) Radio Access Network (“RAN”) Sharing network in South East Asia. The company has been selected by Antina Pte. Ltd. (“Antina”), a joint venture formed by mobile network operators M1 and StarHub, following a competitive tender process, to deploy 5G SA networks across Singapore. The commercial deployment of a 5G SA network will introduce compelling new use cases and cater for the growing data demand in the country, putting Singapore at the forefront of 5G standalone technology in the region.

Read more: Nokia deploys first 5G standalone RAN in Southeast Asia to M1-Starhub JV in Singapore

ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, together with the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), has unveiled a joint innovation lab at the online press conference on “High-Quality Development of 5G Messaging in China". At the conference, the two parties have also jointly released China's first 5G Messaging platform standards, including technical requirements, test standards and evaluation system.

Read more: ZTE and CAICT jointly launch innovation lab and 5G messaging standards

Japanese e-commerce and tech company Rakuten has sold a 13% share amounting to $2.2 billion to Japan Post, Tencent and Walmart. Japan Post will invest $1.4 billion into Rakuten, thereby owning 8.3% of the company’s total share to become its fourth largest investor. Tencent will invest $0.6 billion to own 3.6% of the company’s total share, while Walmart will invest $0.15 billion to own a 0.9% share.

Read more: Rakuten to boost mobile activities with $2.2 billion capital injection

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