The CEO and chairman of IBM Asia Pacific, Harriet Green was one of the keynote speakers who inaugurated this year’s ConnecTechAsia event. Green’s main message was how to make a difference to people’s lives with smart technologies and how IBM is contributing to that goal.

Read more: CEO of IBM Asia Pacific calls for ‘tech for all’

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of the Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), announced it is unveiling its newest smart solutions for the fast growing APAC market at CommunicAsia 2019. The role of mobile satellite communications in shaping a connected future is certainly not miniscule. By combining the power of L-band with the dexterity of GSM and the global reach of Ku, Thuraya provides users unrivalled access to voice, broadband and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications on a plethora of platforms and networks – multiplicity, being a key enabler of smart, connected technologies. 

Read more: Thuraya unveils smart satellite solutions at CommunicAsia 2019

Asia’s mega Infocomm, Media and Technology event, ConnecTechAsia 2019 officially opened its doors on June 18th with an official ceremony where the Chief Executive, Infocomm Media Development Authority, Tan Kiat How delivered a keynote highlighting Singapore’s digital transformation journey.

Read more: Singapore’s IMDA CEO tackles digitalization in opening keynote

With transformation at the top of their agenda, business leaders are meeting at ConnecTechAsia, which will be held in Singapore from June 18-20, 2019, to showcase and discover the latest technologies that promise to ready businesses for the future.

Read more: ConnecTechAsia: The region’s TMT platform for networking and business intelligence

SP Telecom has partnered up with Nokia to enable faster go-to-market products for 5G deployment in Singapore in order to make use of a network which is equipped with intelligence functionality to replace Singapore’s existing network infrastructure.

Read more: SP Telecom partners with Nokia to build 5G network by 2020

Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) spending on the technologies and services that enable the digital transformation of business practices, products, and organizations is estimated to be $375.8 billion in 2019, according to the IDC Worldwide Semiannual Digital Transformation Spending Guide. Digital transformation spending is expected to steadily expand throughout the 2017-2022 forecast period, achieving a five-year compound annual growth rate of 17.4%.

Read more: Digital transformation spending to reach $375.8 billion in 2019 in Asia Pacific

Huawei has strengthened its position in a leading global brand index while also increasing its brand value. BrandZ’s annual Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands study, published by WPP’s research arm Kantar, ranks Huawei 47th (up one place from last year) with an eight percent increase in brand value. It’s the fourth consecutive year that Huawei has been featured in the top 50.

Read more: Global brand index levels up Huawei’s position and brand value

Huawei and TIME dotCom (TIME) jointly signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the construction of a pilot 10 Gigabit Passive Optical Network (10G PON), aiming to provide gigabit ultra-broadband for fixed access users in Malaysia.

Read more: Huawei to provide gigabit ultra-broadband for fixed access users in Malaysia

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