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Speaking at the opening address of the ATxSummit, Singapore Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies, Mr Heng Swee Keat announced that Singapore will be stepping up investments to unlock the full potential of the digital revolution through collective action.

Read more: Singapore to invest $70 million in research, innovation and enterprise

Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, announced plans to build its first data center in the Philippines by the end of this year, expanding its footprint in Asia and further supporting the digital transformation journeys of the country’s diverse community of enterprises.

Read more: Alibaba Cloud to open first data centre in Philippines

Inmarsat will provide Skylo, a satellite-based narrow-band (NB) IoT solution company the satellite capacity backbone to deliver its IoT solutions for connecting machines and sensors.

Read more: Inmarsat and Skylo collaborate on world’s first commercial narrowband IoT over satellite solution

Huawei announced its Financial Partner Go Global Program (FPGGP) at the Huawei Intelligent Finance Summit 2021, held from 3-4 June. FPGGP will collaborate with exciting new partners who wish to work with Huawei in the financial services industry. This global ecosystem will draw on their combined experience and expertise in technical innovation to drive digital transformation of finance. Together, they will develop industry-leading solutions, expand the global market, build the FinTech business ecosystem, create new value, and achieve shared business success. 

Read more: Summit: Huawei launches Financial Partner Going-Global Program

Singapore’s Government Technology Agency (GovTech) will spend up to an estimated S$3.8 billion on info-communications technology (ICT) procurement this year, an almost 10 per cent increase from FY20’s procurement value of S$3.5 billion.

Read more: Singapore to increase ICT spending to accelerate Government digitalisation

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, will be a key member of a new consortium led by Telespazio to study the development of a satellite navigation and communications network that supports future missions to the Moon. Funded by the European Space Agency (ESA), this project will explore creating a single system that would serve all lunar missions, drastically reducing the cost of each trip that would no longer need its own infrastructure to be developed. The system would provide connectivity and navigation to both crewed and uncrewed missions.

Read more: Inmarsat joins effort for telecommunications and navigation systems for lunar missions

At Huawei's Better World Summit for 5G + AR, Huawei Carrier BG CMO Bob Cai delivered a keynote speech titled 5G + AR, Turning Dreams into Reality. In this speech, Cai said that 5G will switch on AR, and AR will light up 5G. He also announced the release of the AR Insight and Application Practice White Paper, which offers insights into the AR industry in terms of devices, applications, and networking. Cai called on the entire industry to work together for a prosperous 5G + AR ecosystem.

Read more: Huawei promotes 5G + AR ecosystem at Better World Summit

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced real-world test results demonstrating that 5G mmWave connectivity speeds on commercial devices is 16 times faster than 5G operating solely in sub-6 GHz frequencies. These results were based on Ookla® Speedtest Intelligence® data from user-initiated tests on commercial devices in the United States. 5G mmWave uses ultra-wide channels to deliver exponentially faster speeds and greater capacity compared with lower frequency 4G or 5G bands. 5G mmWave momentum continues through the world, with deployments from all major operators in the U.S. and Japan, recent deployments in Europe and South East Asia, and more coming soon in regions such as Australia and Latin America. China is also expected to deploy 5G mmWave for the Winter Olympics early next year. 

Read more: Qualcomm reveals 5G mmWave connectivity 16 times faster than sub-6 GHz

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