With all the hullabaloo surrounding the US-China trade wars and the former’s subsequent ban on Chinese telco products, you would think that Southeast Asia (SEA), who relies heavily on both economic superpowers, would be just as concerned about this as the rest of the world. Instead, the region has chosen to turn the other cheek in this whole debacle, opting to look at the bigger picture in relation to its own economic and political relationships with the two countries.

Read more: US ban on Chinese telco equipment mostly ignored in Southeast Asia

In line with its drive towards building trust in the cybersecurity industry, Kaspersky announced the opening of its first Transparency Center in Asia Pacific, to be hosted by CyberSecurity Malaysia - Malaysia's national cybersecurity specialist agency. The company's third code review facility will be located at Menara Cyber Axis, Cyberjaya, alongside key cyber-related government agencies in the country.

Read more: Cybersecurity Malaysia hosts launch of Kaspersky’s first Transparency Centre in APAC

ZTE Corporation a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile internet, has announced today that ZTE and the Shanxi Branch of China Mobile broadcast the 2nd National Youth Games of China with integrated 5G Live TV solutions. With ZTE's 5G technologies widely adopted in video collection, editing, broadcasting and transmission for the live streaming of the 2nd National Youth Games, it is China's first 5G sporting event.

Read more: ZTE, China Mobile drive China's first 5G sporting events 

Nokia will supply and integrate a 5G network for Vodafone New Zealand, which will be launched in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown in late 2019. The deal, including Nokia’s AirScale radio access network, cloud-native core and design services, provides further proof of the strength of Nokia’s end-to-end portfolio. Nokia's 5G portfolio offers operators the necessary flexibility and capabilities to deliver 5G services to both consumers and enterprises.

Read more: Nokia set to power 5G growth for Vodafone New Zealand

ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, has signed a five-year 5G cooperation agreement with Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas of Colombia (UDFJC University) to establish a 5G Joint Innovation Research Center in Colombia.

Read more: ZTE signs 5G cooperation agreement with acclaimed Colombian university

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