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Nokia and TPG Telecom announced the first global deployment of the latest generation of Nokia’s integrated 5G Interleaved Passive Active Antenna (IPAA) at a TPG Telecom site in Brisbane, following the successful introduction of Nokia’s IPAA solution in networks across the world. The Twin Beam version of Nokia’s IPAA delivers both 5G capability and greatly increases the capacity of 3G, 4G and 5G deployed on existing mid band frequencies through advanced antenna technology.

Read more: Nokia and TPG Telecom deploy Nokia Interleaved Passive Active Antenna for Australia 5G

Real estate private equity firm Gaw Capital Partners announced the establishment of a new joint venture operating company, Data Center First Pte Ltd., with Mr. Wong Ka Vin as the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer with its maiden project in Batam, Indonesia. Data Center First, headquartered in Singapore, is a data center operator and the first platform investment made by Gaw Capital Partners to support its IDC investments in Asia outside of China.

Read more: Gaw Capital Partners forms partnership with Data Center First

Huawei will be investing $100 million to grow the start-up ecosystem in the Asia Pacific and bring new economic and social value to the region. This was announced by Jeffery Liu, president for Asia Pacific Region of Huawei at the inaugural Spark Founders Summit, which took place simultaneously in Singapore and Hong Kong on 3 August. Investments will be channeled over the next three years to the Spark incubation and accelerator programme to springboard start-ups to scale-ups, regarded as the future growth engine for economies.

Read more: Huawei commits US$100 million to accelerate start-ups’ trajectory at Spark Founder Summit

Group-IB, one of the leading providers of solutions dedicated to detecting and preventing cyberattacks, identifying online fraud, investigation of high-tech crimes and intellectual property protection, announce it has joined JTC’s Punggol Digital District, Singapore’s smart district that is home to top international players in cybersecurity, blockchain, robotics and smart living solutions. Master planned and developed by JTC, a government agency under Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry, Punggol Digital District will support the digital economy growth in Singapore and will exemplify the achievements of the city-state’s Smart Nation Initiative. At the inaugural PDD: Connecting Smartness event held earlier, Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry Mr Gan Kim Yong announced Group-IB’s move into the smart district, along with three other international heavyweights in the digital sectors.

Read more: Group-IB becomes first cybersecurity company to join Singapore’s new smart district

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Semiannual Software Tracker 2H20 (July–December), the India software market is estimated to reach US$7.6 billion by the end of 2021. The India software market was pegged at US$7.0 billion in 2020, registering a growth of 13.4% year-over-year (YoY) compared with that in 2019. India accounted for 17.5% share of the overall Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan and China) (APEJC) region software market in 2020. Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP maintained their leadership positions in the India market during the same year. 

Read more: India’s software market revenue projected to reach US$7.6 billion by year end

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