Indian operator Vodafone Idea (Vi) has reported increased net losses for the first three months of its financial year ending in June 2023, despite receiving a loan of 20 billion rupees (about US$240 million) to meet payment obligations. The net loss has risen to 78.37 billion rupees (US$943 million) from 64.14 billion rupees (US$770 million) in the previous quarter and 72.96 billion rupees (US$880 million) in the same period last year.

Read more: VI Shows Resilience Amidst Challenges With Continued Revenue Growth

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, the India smartphone market experienced a mix of shifts and growth in the first half of 2023. The report shows that the market shipped 64 million devices during this period, a 10% decrease from the same period last year.

Read more: India Smartphone Market Declines in H1 2023, According to IDC

The network digital map of Huawei iMaster NCE was unveiled at Huawei Network Summit 2023 (Asia Pacific). It features multi-dimensional network-wide visibility, rapid fault demarcation and locating in minutes, and real-time assurance of optimal network connection experience, facilitating digital transformation of enterprises and making network management easier than ever before.

Read more: Network Digital Map of Huawei iMaster NCE, Making Networks Easy to Manage

Driven in part by the ongoing competition between global superpowers, including the United States and China, as they engage in an escalating tech war, the global artificial intelligence (AI) market will reportedly be worth $908.7 billion in 2030, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 35.2% from $81.3 billion in 2022.

Read more: GlobalData: Global Military Powers Pursue AI Amid Ongoing US-China Tech War

Zoom has become a household name in recent years as the go-to platform for virtual meetings, happy hours and family gatherings. With its user-friendly interface and reliability, it quickly became indispensable for remote work and social distancing — both vital during the COVID pandemic.

Read more: Zoom Introduces 10-Minute Wait Period for Balanced User Experience

Asian data center provider Princeton Digital Group (PDG) has signed a renewable energy contract with independent power producer Cikarang Listrindo (CL) to obtain power generated from biomass sources for its 30 MW data center campus in Cibitung, a district in West Java Province, Greater Jakarta.

Read more: PDG Partners With Cikarang Listrindo for Biomass-Powered Data Center

The Association of Indonesian Internet Service Providers (APJII) has announced the return of the highly-anticipated 5th International Internet Expo and Summit (IIXS), which had been postponed due to the COVID pandemic. The largest internet and digital event in the country will be held at JI-Expo Kemayoran in Jakarta from August 10–12.

Read more: The 5th International Internet Expo and Summit Returns to Indonesia

The Vodafone Idea Foundation, the CSR arm of Vodafone Idea (Vi), has partnered with the Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) to establish an IoT Center of Excellence at the prestigious Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women in Delhi. This is considered to be a significant step toward empowering India's youth with the latest technological skills.

Read more: Vodafone Idea Foundation, TSSC Launch IoT Center of Excellence

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