In Tutela’s 2021 South East Asia State of Mobile Experience report, which compares user mobile experiences in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam, all six countries demonstrated great results, with Singapore dominating in a majority of the metrics tested. Notably, despite Singapore’s compelling lead, Vietnam often vied for a highly-competitive second-place.
ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, announced at MWC Shanghai, the release of i5GC (industry 5GC) network solution oriented to private 5G networks for industry.
Huawei introduced a new smart modular data center solution for small and edge computing scenarios, including three products designed for different industrial needs. Promising to "Make Any Room a Data Center," the online launch event gathered together Information and Communications Technology (ICT) thought leaders and key partners from across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.
Rosenberger Technologies Co., Ltd. and the Suzhou branch of China Mobile Group Jiangsu Company Ltd, signed a 5G strategic cooperation agreement in Kunshan (Jiangsu Province). This is yet another major cooperation project between Rosenberger and China Mobile, that involves Rosenberger and China Mobile carrying out trials of different applications of 5G, including mobile networks development, construction field testing, and building of industrial ecosystems, etc. This agreement is of great significance, as it fosters the continuous innovation and development of 5G technologies, bringing substantial benefits and value creation potential for both organizations.
Nissan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Suzhou High-Speed Rail New Town to support Suzhou City’s intelligent transport initiative. As part of the agreement, Nissan will offer its global experience and expertise to accelerate mobility initiatives of Suzhou city.
MediaTek announced its new M80 5G modem which combines mmWave and sub-6 GHz 5G technologies onto a single chip. The M80 supports ultra-fast speeds on both non-standalone (NSA) and standalone (SA) architectures, with a peak rate of 7.67 Gbps in the downlink and 3.76 Gbps in the uplink. The M80 also supports dual 5G SIM, dual 5G NSA and SA networks, and dual Voice over New Radio (VoNR) for more reliable connectivity.
Nokia has announced a five-year partnership with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) to build and run a state-of-the-art 5G innovation facility at the university’s Tech Lab campus in Sydney, Australia.
The Payment Service Provider Omise has implemented the Netcetera 3-D Secure Server to secure online payment transactions in the APAC region. Netcetera, a market leader for digital payment solutions, offers certified products for 3DS payment processing, and promotes secure and frictionless consumer authentication. With the go-live beginning of January 2021, Omise is among the first PSP customers to implement the latest EMV(R) 3DS 2.2 protocol, enabling them to increase the approval rates and reduce fraud. PSPs, merchants and acquirers need to reduce the risk for non-authenticated transactions, associated refunds and lost revenue, while at the same time establishing a frictionless flow and improving the cardholder experience during online shopping. Finding the right balance of serving both security and convenience is a challenge.
OPPO hosted a flash charging partner conference at Mobile World Congress, Shanghai (MWCS). The event took place on the OPPO stand (booth number N2-E40), alongside a host of innovations in device charging, 5G connectivity and smart technology.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced that it would be delaying the approval of Google’s proposed acquisition of Fitbit, after competition concerns surfaced in November of last year following Google’s purchase.