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In the quantity stage of the 5G spectrum auction conducted by the Infocomm Media Development Authority, TPG Telecom has been provisionally awarded 2 5MHz paired lots of spectrum in the 2.1 GHz band for a price of S$31 million. This offers an immediate pathway for TPG Telecom to provide 5G services in Singapore, a significant market development which will lead to more choices for consumers and businesses.

Read more: TGP Telecom awarded 2.1GHz 5G spectrum

Huawei and China Mobile are supporting Haier, China’s largest consumer electronics and home appliance producer, in successfully applying innovative manufacturing solutions combining 5G and mobile edge computing in its smart factories.

Read more: Huawei, China Mobile to back Haier for 5G-powered smart manufacturing solutions

H.E. General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand, has attended a virtual executive meeting with Mr. Ren Zhengfei, CEO of Huawei Technologies today. Gen Prayut expressed appreciation for Huawei's continued support of Thailand's digital transformation and post-pandemic recovery, and his eagerness to further strengthen cooperation with Huawei to promote the Thailand 4.0 strategy and digital talent cultivation.

Read more: Thailand PM meets Huawei CEO on digital transformation and talent development

Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), in collaboration with commercial partners DBS Bank, Emirates NBD and Standard Chartered, have successfully concluded the world’s first cross-border digital trade financing pilot of its kind. 

Read more: World’s first of its kind cross-border digital trade financing pilots

The newly refurbished and upgraded Huawei Customer Solution Innovation Center (CSIC) has been officially launched by prime minister, Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Bin Yaakob, as part of celebrations to commemorate Huawei’s 20th anniversary in Malaysia.

Read more: Malaysia PM launches Huawei’s Customer Solution Innovation Center

Viasat has entered into a definitive agreement under which Viasat will acquire Inmarsat in a transaction valued at $7.3 billion, comprised of $850.0 million in cash, approximately 46.36 million shares of Viasat common stock valued at $3.1 billion based on the closing price on Friday November 5, 2021, and the assumption of $3.4 billion of net debt.

Read more: Viasat buys Inmarsat for $7.3 billion to create a global communications innovator

ZTE hosted its 5G Summit and User Congress 2021, by means of live streaming today. In support of ZTE and its technological innovations, many industry partners such as the GSMA, Omdia, CCS Insight, China Mobile, Hutchison Drei Austria and China Telecom attended this year’s 5G Summit and User Congress.

Read more: ZTE paves the road to the digital ecosystem in 5G Summit 2021

Huawei and the ASEAN Foundation signed an MoU to jointly bridge a digital talent gap through the ASEAN Seeds for the Future program. Held on 3 November 2021, the Asia Pacific Innovation Day – Digital Talent Summit 2021 was an online summit where policy-makers, researchers and industry experts convened to discuss best approaches to build a digital talent ecosystem in the region.

Read more: Huawei and ASEAN Foundation partner to bridge digital talent gap in Asia Pacific

According to the China Academy of Information and Communications (CAICT), China’s shipment of smartphones grew 30.6% year-on-year to 32.7 million handsets in October. This is a significant increase from a year ago, in October 2020, when shipments reached 25 million.

Read more: China October smartphone shipment grows 30.6% from a year ago

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