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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

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

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

GSMA announced the formation of Asia Pacific (APAC) 5G Industry Community, a new ecosystem established for those seeking opportunities to deliver Industry 4.0 and digital transformation from 5G networks, edge-cloud services, enterprise IoT and AI. The Community has been designed for stakeholders across the value chain including government and agencies, industry associations, mobile network providers, enterprises and industry players, solution providers, analysts, and consultants.

Read more: GSMA forms new 5G Industry Community in Asia Pacific

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

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

The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) confirmed that 42 devices and 40 5G chipsets from four vendors have been announced supporting Voice over New Radio (VoNR) technology. In the GSA’s new “VoNR Market Report” it also shares that numerous operators are now heavily investing in the technology for their 5G standalone networks.

Read more: GSA: 42 devices and 40 chipsets now support VoNR

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