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Sitting in front of his computer in Manila, Philippines, Dominic Lumabi fights small fantasy creatures in a video game. But it's not all fun and games: he's earning crypto-currencies to support his pandemic-impoverished family. Axie Infinity is a blockchain-based game that allows you to win money in the form of NFTs, digital tokens stored on blockchains, a decentralized digital ledger that cannot be changed. Created in 2018 by Sky Mavis, a firm based in Vietnam, the game exploded in developing countries when Covid-19 destroyed jobs and forced many people to stay home.

Read more: Bargain or scam? Families in the Philippines are relying on NFT game earnings

Singapore and the United Kingdom (UK) are pleased to announce the signing of three Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) in the areas of digital trade facilitation, digital identities and cyber security between the governments of Singapore and the UK. Singapore’s minister for communications and information and minister-in-charge of smart nation and cybersecurity Mrs Josephine Teo and UK’s secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport Nadine Dorries signed the MOUs at the side-lines of the Future Tech Forum in London organised by the UK. 

Read more: Singapore, UK sign MOUs on digital trade, digital identities and cybersecurity

Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and Nvidia have entered a three-year partnership to collaborate in enhancing AI training for ITE students, through a jointly developed AI workforce readiness programme.  

Read more: Singapore education institution and Nvidia launch AI training for students

With the acceleration of 5G commercial use, a new wave of global 5G construction is ushered in, accelerating the integration of 5G and various industries, bringing strong impetus to the digital transformation of industries. Emerging markets require that the digital infrastructure includes connectivity and high-quality cloud services to achieve a digital economy. ZTE iCube is a new type of cloud network infrastructure, and integration with vertical industries application to become a new economic growth point for operators and industries in the future.

Read more: ZTE iCube solution provides one-stop digital infrastructure

At the 2021 Global Mobile Broadband Forum (MBBF), Aaron Jiang, President of Huawei's SRAN Product Line, launched the GreenSite and PowerStar2.0 solutions to help operators build green, low-carbon 5G networks. The GreenSite solution integrates innovative architecture, site construction, and algorithms with leading-edge software and hardware, improving energy efficiency by 20 times. The PowerStar2.0 solution introduces new intelligent energy-saving features to base stations and networks to reduce energy consumption by over 25% through multi-dimensional coordination under typical configurations.

Read more: Huawei launches Greensite and PowerStar 2.0 for green, low-carbon 5G networks

Nokia, in collaboration with research firm Analysys Mason, revealed operators can expect up to a 65% cost avoidance after implementing IP network automation across three operations categories. This is one of several key findings from Nokia’s commissioned study. 

Read more: Nokia: Operators can avoid 65% of operational costs with IP network automation

Inmarsat announced the launch of its innovative new OneFi customer experience platform (CXP) for airlines. The first-of-its-kind solution will serve as a catalyst to monetise inflight connectivity by bringing a host of onboard services together within a single portal interface, which passengers can easily access using their own personal devices.

Read more: Inmarsat launches new customer experience platform for airlines to monetise inflight connectivity

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