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Telecom Review Asia interviews Leo Jiang, chief digital officer of Huawei Cloud, Asia Pacific Region to find out about Huawei Spark’s role in accelerating startups to scale-ups in the region, as well as highlights of the upcoming Spark Founders Summit

Read more: Huawei Spark: Unleash startups potential to yield socioeconomic benefits

MEF announced several milestones for its MEF 3.0 certifications, fueled by the need for validated services, technologies, and professionals to help enable enterprise digital transformation. More than sixty service providers and technology vendors around the globe now offer MEF 3.0-certified Carrier Ethernet (CE) and SD-WAN solutions.

Read more: MEF 3.0 Certification empowering enterprise digital transformation

At the 2021 Mobile World Congress (MWC 2021) in Barcelona, the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA) announced the winners of the 2021 Global Mobile (GLOMO) Awards. Huawei was the recipient of 3 awards, namely the “Best Mobile Network Infrastructure”, “Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets” and “Best Innovation for COVID-19 Pandemic Response & Recovery”.

Read more: Huawei wins 3 GSMA GLOMO awards

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

Digital telco Circles.Life announces two key executive hires to demonstrate its commitment to the Australian MVNO market. Highly experienced telecommunications executive, Maik Retzlaff, will lead the business as Head of Australia, along with new Head of Marketing, Emilie Chell.

Read more: Circles.Life commits to Australian MVNO market with key new hires

AI Singapore (AISG) and Egypt’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) have signed a cooperation agreement to implement in Egypt two of AISG’s premier talent development programmes in AI, the AI Apprenticeship.

Read more: AI Singapore's AI Talent Development Programmes to be adopted by Egypt

Almost three quarters of enterprises (71%) believe that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated existing digital transformation plans, with 52% signaling greater interest in 5G and the internet of things (IoT), according to the EY Reimagining Industry Futures Study 2021. The study of more than 1,000 global enterprises finds that 74% of organization respondents across a range of sectors believe 5G will represent an opportunity to reinvent their processes over the next five years.

Read more: Report: Asia-Pacific witnesses stronger 5G interest amidst pandemic

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