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

In the first two weeks of its participation in the Expo 2020 Dubai, Malaysia has generated more than RM7.2 billion in business leads with companies based in  several countries.

Read more: Malaysia generated over RM7.2 billion in business potentials in first two weeks of Expo 2020 Dubai

China Mobile awarded a network contract valued at $1.16 billion to the country’s major equipment vendors Huawei and ZTE. Previously-invited foreign vendors Ericsson and Nokia have been left out, showing another geopolitical strain between the West and China.

Read more: Foreign telecom vendors excluded from China’s latest 5G tender

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

To help businesses, organisations, and enterprises in Singapore strengthen their cybersecurity posture, the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) launched its new SG Cyber Safe Partnership Programme at the Singapore International Cyber Week (SICW) 2021 where global leading ICT provider Huawei is one of the ‘Advocate’ partners.

Read more: Huawei partners Cyber Security Agency of Singapore to raise cybersecurity levels among enterprises

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