ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, unveiled its Carrier DevOps 2.0 solution and demonstrated how customized network slicing can help operators build more powerful and open networks.

Read more: ZTE unveil Carrier DevOps Builder aimed to accelerate innovations at MWC Shanghai

‘Petya’ is the second global ransomware attack to occur in just two months following the infamous WannaCry attack in May 2017. Companies around the world have been crippled by the latest Petya attack, which first appeared on June 28. The Ukraine government was severely hit, as were banks and electricity grids, and other companies in France, Denmark and the State of Pennsylvania.

Read more: Second global ransomware attack in two months sparks mayhem

Nokia and China Mobile Communications Corporation (CMCC) are to demonstrate how 5G enable support for new services such as telehealth, potentially transforming emergency hospital patient care and driving new practices.

Read more: MWC Shanghai 2017 - Nokia and China Mobile to showcase how 5G can transform healthcare

Australia is introducing a 10 percent goods and services tax (GST) for the streaming service Netflix which will come into effect from July 1. It’s the first time such a tax will be applied to digital products and services purchased in Australia from overseas companies.

Read more: Australia to implement 10 percent ‘Netflix Tax’

Huawei honor officially launched the Honor 9, its flagship product of 2017, in Berlin, Germany on June 28. The Honor 9 boasts a 3D glass back and a metal bezel that creates a subtle metal aurora. Featuring an upgraded 20MP +12 MP dual-lens camera, outstanding audio quality, and strong processing cores for powerful performance, including 6GB RAM, the smartphone will “empower the millennials to explore and enjoy the world.”

Read more: Huawei launches Honor 9, its flagship product of 2017

China Unicom has identified IoT as its key focus area in order to drive future revenue growth. However, despite China Unicom enjoying growth in mobile traffic, the organization expects to see mobile traffic growth decline significantly in the next number of years and will focus on IoT applications.

Read more: MWC Shanghai 2017 - China Unicom identifies IoT to drive future growth

GSMA are forecasting that over 65,000 people will descend upon Mobile World Congress Shanghai (MWCS) 2017 to learn about the latest industry developments and innovations on show from the Asia-Pacific region. However, according to GSMA Chief Marketing Officer, Michael O’Hara, the central theme of the show will be ‘innovation’. He also hailed the success of the show which continues to grow exponentially every year.

Read more: It’s all about ‘innovation’ as over 65,000 expected to attend MWC Shanghai 2017

Australia’s largest operator Telstra has stunned its workforce after publicly announcing it plans to reduce its workforce by cutting 1,400 jobs over the next six months. Trade Unions in Australia have described the decision by the telecommunications operator as an ‘ambush’ on workers. Telstra CEO, Andy Penn has said that the organization needs to streamline its operations after becoming under increased competition which has affected its earnings significantly.

Read more: Australia’s largest mobile operator cuts 1,400 jobs due to increased competition

The Asia-Pacific region has been forecasted to account for almost half of the world’s mobile subscriber growth by the end of 2020. The rapid growth has been attributed to phenomenal increases in both China and India. It has been estimated that by 2020 there will be 3.1 billion unique users in the region.

Read more: MWC Shanghai 2017 – Asia-Pacific to account for almost half of the world’s mobile subscriber...

The world’s mobile industry has signed up its 5 billionth unique mobile subscriber, according to real-time data from GSMA Intelligence, the research arm of the GSMA. The 5 billion milestone means that more than two-thirds of the global population is now connected to a mobile service. It has taken four years to add the latest 1 billion subscribers.

Read more: Worldwide mobile subscribers hits 5 billion, says GSMA

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