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MediaTek announced its new M80 5G modem which combines mmWave and sub-6 GHz 5G technologies onto a single chip. The M80 supports ultra-fast speeds on both non-standalone (NSA) and standalone (SA) architectures, with a peak rate of 7.67 Gbps in the downlink and 3.76 Gbps in the uplink. The M80 also supports dual 5G SIM, dual 5G NSA and SA networks, and dual Voice over New Radio (VoNR) for more reliable connectivity.

Read more: MediaTek releases new M80 5G modem combining mmWave and sub-6 GHz 5G techologies

StarHub Mobile Prepaid customers can now easily send money to family and friends across a large footprint of over 40 countries in as quickly as a day through the StarHub Prepaid app, which now comes integrated with digital remittance in partnership with Singapore fintech and licensed Major Payment Institution Pay2Home.

Read more: StarHub introduces new prepaid app for customer convenience and transparency

The Payment Service Provider Omise has implemented the Netcetera 3-D Secure Server to secure online payment transactions in the APAC region. Netcetera, a market leader for digital payment solutions, offers certified products for 3DS payment processing, and promotes secure and frictionless consumer authentication. With the go-live beginning of January 2021, Omise is among the first PSP customers to implement the latest EMV(R) 3DS 2.2 protocol, enabling them to increase the approval rates and reduce fraud.
PSPs, merchants and acquirers need to reduce the risk for non-authenticated transactions, associated refunds and lost revenue, while at the same time establishing a frictionless flow and improving the cardholder experience during online shopping. Finding the right balance of serving both security and convenience is a challenge.

Read more: Omise secures payments in Asia with 3-D secure technology

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced that it would be delaying the approval of Google’s proposed acquisition of Fitbit, after competition concerns surfaced in November of last year following Google’s purchase.

Read more: Australian consumer watchdog investigates concerns over Google acquisition

Vonage, a global leader in cloud communications helping businesses accelerate their digital transformation, has enabled aged care and disability support provider Feros Care to provide video telehealth solutions to its clients powered by Vonage. 

Read more: Vonage empowers telehealth for aged care via innovative video solutions

Singtel and UOB Asset Management (UOBAM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to offer dynamic and personalised robo-advisory investment solutions to individual investors through Singtel’s Dash mobile wallet.

Read more: Singtel, UOBAM partnership leverages technology to provide investment solutions

Micron Technology, Inc. and Tata Communications announced they are joining forces to create a worldwide cellular-enabled connectivity solution that will simplify and accelerate largescale global deployment of internet of things (IoT) devices.

Read more: Tata Communications, Micron Technology prioritize global deployment of IoT devices

The initial SSMS launch with Vega – Flight VV16 – was performed last month, fully proving the viability of Arianespace’s latest capability for orbiting small satellites. This inaugural SSMS launch was supported by the European Space Agency and the European Union, deploying 50-plus satellites for 21 commercial and institutional customers.

Read more: Arianespace unveils new opportunities on Vega launcher

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