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Group-IB, one of the leading providers of solutions dedicated to detecting and preventing cyberattacks, identifying online fraud, investigation of high-tech crimes and intellectual property protection, announce it has joined JTC’s Punggol Digital District, Singapore’s smart district that is home to top international players in cybersecurity, blockchain, robotics and smart living solutions. Master planned and developed by JTC, a government agency under Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry, Punggol Digital District will support the digital economy growth in Singapore and will exemplify the achievements of the city-state’s Smart Nation Initiative. At the inaugural PDD: Connecting Smartness event held earlier, Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry Mr Gan Kim Yong announced Group-IB’s move into the smart district, along with three other international heavyweights in the digital sectors.

Read more: Group-IB becomes first cybersecurity company to join Singapore’s new smart district

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Semiannual Software Tracker 2H20 (July–December), the India software market is estimated to reach US$7.6 billion by the end of 2021. The India software market was pegged at US$7.0 billion in 2020, registering a growth of 13.4% year-over-year (YoY) compared with that in 2019. India accounted for 17.5% share of the overall Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan and China) (APEJC) region software market in 2020. Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP maintained their leadership positions in the India market during the same year. 

Read more: India’s software market revenue projected to reach US$7.6 billion by year end

Real estate private equity firm Gaw Capital Partners announced the establishment of a new joint venture operating company, Data Center First Pte Ltd., with Mr. Wong Ka Vin as the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer with its maiden project in Batam, Indonesia. Data Center First, headquartered in Singapore, is a data center operator and the first platform investment made by Gaw Capital Partners to support its IDC investments in Asia outside of China.

Read more: Gaw Capital Partners forms partnership with Data Center First

AI Singapore (AISG) and Egypt’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) have signed a cooperation agreement to implement in Egypt two of AISG’s premier talent development programmes in AI, the AI Apprenticeship.

Read more: AI Singapore's AI Talent Development Programmes to be adopted by Egypt

Telecom Review Asia interviews Leo Jiang, chief digital officer of Huawei Cloud, Asia Pacific Region to find out about Huawei Spark’s role in accelerating startups to scale-ups in the region, as well as highlights of the upcoming Spark Founders Summit

Read more: Huawei Spark: Unleash startups potential to yield socioeconomic benefits

MEF announced several milestones for its MEF 3.0 certifications, fueled by the need for validated services, technologies, and professionals to help enable enterprise digital transformation. More than sixty service providers and technology vendors around the globe now offer MEF 3.0-certified Carrier Ethernet (CE) and SD-WAN solutions.

Read more: MEF 3.0 Certification empowering enterprise digital transformation

At the 2021 Mobile World Congress (MWC 2021) in Barcelona, the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA) announced the winners of the 2021 Global Mobile (GLOMO) Awards. Huawei was the recipient of 3 awards, namely the “Best Mobile Network Infrastructure”, “Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets” and “Best Innovation for COVID-19 Pandemic Response & Recovery”.

Read more: Huawei wins 3 GSMA GLOMO awards

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