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Microsoft Corp. announced its “Bersama Malaysia” (Together with Malaysia) initiative, which marks a significant commitment to empowering Malaysia’s inclusive digital economy and advancing the nation’s digital transformation across the private and public sectors. As part of the plan, Microsoft will establish its first datacenter region in the country to deliver trusted cloud services locally, with world-class data security, privacy, and the ability to store data in-country. Microsoft also announced plans to skill an additional 1 million Malaysians by end of 2023 to help create economic opportunities for people and businesses in the digital era. Finally, Microsoft will help form the MyDigital Alliance Leadership Council to collaborate on cloud-first and digital-native policy recommendations.

Read more: Microsoft to establish first datacenter region in Malaysia to support economy

Digital Realty, a leading global provider of carrier- and cloud-neutral data centre, colocation and interconnection solutions, announced the official opening of its third data centre in Singapore. The multi-story, 50-megawatt facility, known as Digital Loyang II or SIN12, is Digital Realty's largest data centre in the country and will bring the company's total committed investment to date in Singapore to over US$1 billion. This significant expansion will enable local and multinational enterprises to deploy critical infrastructure and scale their digital business at the heart of a connected data community on PlatformDIGITAL®.

Read more: Digital Realty opens third and largest data centre in Singapore

On the eve of Auto Shanghai 2021, Huawei launched its next-generation intelligent components and solutions, including the 4D imaging radar, AR-HUD, and MDC 810 during its Huawei Inside (HI) product launch titled "Focused Innovation for Intelligent Vehicles". These products are designed to help OEMs build advanced intelligent vehicles and enable the Chinese automotive industry to upgrade their technology and become a pioneer of new energy and autonomous driving.

Read more: Huawei launches intelligent components to set new industry standards for OEMs

PCCW Global, a leading telecommunications service provider, and Frequentis, a supplier of safety-critical communication and information solutions, have collaborated to deliver aviation-specific Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technologies over the newly-commissioned Common Aeronautical Virtual Private Network (CRV) that serves International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)’s Asia Pacific and the Middle East (APAC and MID) regions.

Read more: PCCW Global and Frequentis launch aviation-specific SaaS for APAC and Middle East

Huawei released its 2020 Annual Report today. Growth slowed, but the company's business performance was largely in line with forecast. Huawei's sales revenue in 2020 rounded off at CNY891.4 billion, up 3.8% year-on-year, and its net profit reached CNY64.6 billion, up 3.2% year-on-year.

Read more: Huawei reports slower growth, affirms commitment towards Asia-Pacific as a key market

South Korea, Asia’s fourth-largest economy, and Cisco, a worldwide leader in technology, announced the launch of a collaborative framework under Cisco’s Country Digital Acceleration (CDA) program to accelerate digitization across the country and power an inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more: Cisco unveils digitalization program for South Korea’s digital transformation

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