According to the latest data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, global smartphone shipments grew by 7.8% year over year, reaching 289.4 million units in the first quarter of 2024 (Q1‘24). This marks the third consecutive quarter of shipment growth, indicating that a recovery is underway despite ongoing macroeconomic challenges in many markets.

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SK Telecom (SKT) is optimistic about its metaverse platform, ifland, and aims to expand its influence in the Asia Pacific region by forming new collaborations in Malaysia and the Philippines. ifland is SK Telecom's metaverse service, which provides a variety of social networking features and is expanding globally through collaboration with various partners.

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Japanese Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, has committed to spearheading the development of global regulations for the responsible utilization of generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) technology. This initiative involves collaborating with like-minded nations through a newly established framework.

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Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Limited (HTHK) has deployed its advanced 5G ‘Smart Inspector’ Robotic Solution to The Hongkong Electric Co., Ltd (HK Electric), aiming to conduct continuous monitoring and examination of a confined cable tunnel.

Read more: HTHK, HK Electric Improve Cable Tunnel Surveillance with Robotic Solution

True Digital Group has unveiled a partnership with Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence arm of Alibaba Group, to introduce its "Climate Technology Platform." This platform aims to assist businesses in identifying energy efficiency challenges, adopting established technologies for sustainable growth, and accelerating Thailand's transition towards environmental sustainability.

Read more: Digital Tech Giants Collaborate to Introduce “Climate Technology Platform”

HCLTech has upgraded its digital experience solution, Advantage Experience, by integrating generative AI (GenAI) capabilities, aiming to facilitate the transformation of marketing enterprises. This upgrade represents a significant step forward in leveraging AI technology to drive innovation and efficiency in marketing operations.

Read more: HCLTech Upgrades its Digital Experience Solution with GenAI

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