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After an almost three-year house arrest in Canada, Huawei CFO Meng Whanzou has been freed to go back home. "Without a strong motherland, I would not have my freedom today," wrote Meng aka Huawei’s princess on WeChat while traveling back to China aboard a chartered jet.

Read more: Huawei CFO finally moves forward after quashing extradition

Amid increasing shipment volumes, DHL Express, the world’s leading international express service provider, has introduced DHLBot, an AI-powered (artificial intelligence) robotic arm that automates parcel sortation, in two countries in Asia Pacific. The DHLBot will complement manual sortation of small parcels and enable hubs and gateways to handle greater volumes, particularly during peak season, while increasing overall operational efficiency by at least 40 percent.

Read more: DHL Express deploys AI-powered sorting robot in APAC

Toku, Asia Pacific's only dedicated cloud communications provider, announced the completion of a $5 million Series A funding round. Delivery Hero-backed DX Ventures led the round, with participation from existing investors including Tembusu Partners and Neptune Invest Asia. The Singapore-based company will use the funding to enhance its product capabilities and coverage, so it can further simplify digital transformation for the region's businesses.

Read more: Toku raises US$5m Series A to drive APAC digital transformation

Chindata Group, a leading carrier-neutral hyperscale data center solution provider in Asia-Pacific emerging markets, announced that it has recently participated in China’s first nationwide green power transaction, and completed a procurement of 100 million kilowatt-hours (kWh). Such volume represents around 1.26% of the overall transaction and is expected to directly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 94,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent. According to public data, a total of 259 domestic Chinese entities participated in this green power transaction, with a total transaction volume of 7.935 billion kWh.

Read more: Chindata Group partakes in China’s first nationwide green power transaction

By 2030, the global robotics market is expected to be worth between $160 - $260 billion. Along with this, scientists and representatives of international organizations and enterprises work continuously in the application of robots in emerging industries, technological development, and international cooperation.

Read more: Robotic technologies on the rise amid COVID-19

According to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI),the number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 1,198.50 million at the end of May 2021 to 1,202.57 million at the end of June 2021, representing a monthly growth rate of 0.34%. Urban telephone subscription increased from 661.18 million at the end of May 2021 to 666.10 million at the end of June 2021, however, the rural subscription decreased from 537.32 million to 536.47 million during the same period. The monthly growth rates of urban and rural telephone subscription were 0.74% and -0.16% respectively during the month of June 21.

Read more: India telecom subscribers increase in June, Jio leads in broadband subscribers

According to Datacentrepricing, a data centre research specialist, over 1.5 million square meters of space is under development for data centres in the Asia Pacific region. In the survey carried out on 11 countries in the region, five countries namely Australia, Hong Kong, Thailand, South Korea, and Indonesia account for 1 million square meters of data center development.

Read more: Research: Asia Pacific data center market to grow by average 90% in next 3 years

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