Amid increasing shipment volumes, DHL Express, the world’s leading international express service provider, has introduced DHLBot, an AI-powered (artificial intelligence) robotic arm that automates parcel sortation, in two countries in Asia Pacific. The DHLBot will complement manual sortation of small parcels and enable hubs and gateways to handle greater volumes, particularly during peak season, while increasing overall operational efficiency by at least 40 percent.
Toku, Asia Pacific's only dedicated cloud communications provider, announced the completion of a $5 million Series A funding round. Delivery Hero-backed DX Ventures led the round, with participation from existing investors including Tembusu Partners and Neptune Invest Asia. The Singapore-based company will use the funding to enhance its product capabilities and coverage, so it can further simplify digital transformation for the region's businesses.
Chindata Group, a leading carrier-neutral hyperscale data center solution provider in Asia-Pacific emerging markets, announced that it has recently participated in China’s first nationwide green power transaction, and completed a procurement of 100 million kilowatt-hours (kWh). Such volume represents around 1.26% of the overall transaction and is expected to directly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 94,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent. According to public data, a total of 259 domestic Chinese entities participated in this green power transaction, with a total transaction volume of 7.935 billion kWh.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has opened applications for the upcoming 2021 auction of 5G spectrum in the 850/900 MHz band.
By 2030, the global robotics market is expected to be worth between $160 - $260 billion. Along with this, scientists and representatives of international organizations and enterprises work continuously in the application of robots in emerging industries, technological development, and international cooperation.
According to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI),the number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 1,198.50 million at the end of May 2021 to 1,202.57 million at the end of June 2021, representing a monthly growth rate of 0.34%. Urban telephone subscription increased from 661.18 million at the end of May 2021 to 666.10 million at the end of June 2021, however, the rural subscription decreased from 537.32 million to 536.47 million during the same period. The monthly growth rates of urban and rural telephone subscription were 0.74% and -0.16% respectively during the month of June 21.
According to Datacentrepricing, a data centre research specialist, over 1.5 million square meters of space is under development for data centres in the Asia Pacific region. In the survey carried out on 11 countries in the region, five countries namely Australia, Hong Kong, Thailand, South Korea, and Indonesia account for 1 million square meters of data center development.
The Philippines smartphone market grew 22.6% year-on-year in 2Q21, according to the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. This was the fourth consecutive quarter of year-on-year growth.
One of the world's largest electronic device producers has been weighing its options where to construct an advanced chipmaking plant in hopes of winning more American clients and narrowing the gap from other semiconductor chip leaders like TSMC.
Singapore and the United States have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expand cooperation on cybersecurity. The MOU was signed by David Koh, Chief Executive of the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) and Jen Easterly, Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).