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Singapore and the United States have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expand cooperation on cybersecurity. The MOU was signed by David Koh, Chief Executive of the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) and Jen Easterly, Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). 

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The United States and China continue to tread along their intense international competition with the global audience keeping its eye on a rising power and a not-so declining one. As policymaking in Washington — from economics to infrastructure — is increasingly formulated to go head-to-head with China, businesses have recently expressed their major concerns to take “swift action” in addressing “burdensome” tariffs.

Read more: US-China bilateral tension widens, businesses urge to negotiate

The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) confirmed the number of launched 5G networks has surpassed 175 for the first time, and now stands at 176 - with a presence in 72 countries and territories. This figure is expected to grow as, by mid-August 2021, 461 operators in 137 countries/territories are investing in 5G, including trials, acquisition of licences, planning, network deployments and launches. At the same time, the number of 5G devices that are commercially available has grown to 608, up more than 66% in six months.

Read more: GSA: More than 175 global commercial 5G networks launched

Nokia and TPG Telecom announced the first global deployment of the latest generation of Nokia’s integrated 5G Interleaved Passive Active Antenna (IPAA) at a TPG Telecom site in Brisbane, following the successful introduction of Nokia’s IPAA solution in networks across the world. The Twin Beam version of Nokia’s IPAA delivers both 5G capability and greatly increases the capacity of 3G, 4G and 5G deployed on existing mid band frequencies through advanced antenna technology.

Read more: Nokia and TPG Telecom deploy Nokia Interleaved Passive Active Antenna for Australia 5G

Group-IB, one of the leading providers of solutions dedicated to detecting and preventing cyberattacks, identifying online fraud, investigation of high-tech crimes and intellectual property protection, and VNPT Information Technology Company (VNPT-IT), a national Vietnamese technology company, signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The two parties will work together to develop and provide solutions and services that will ensure a cybersafe business environment in Vietnam.

Read more: Group-IB partners VNPT-IT to ensure a cybersafe digital environment in Vietnam

Huawei will be investing $100 million to grow the start-up ecosystem in the Asia Pacific and bring new economic and social value to the region. This was announced by Jeffery Liu, president for Asia Pacific Region of Huawei at the inaugural Spark Founders Summit, which took place simultaneously in Singapore and Hong Kong on 3 August. Investments will be channeled over the next three years to the Spark incubation and accelerator programme to springboard start-ups to scale-ups, regarded as the future growth engine for economies.

Read more: Huawei commits US$100 million to accelerate start-ups’ trajectory at Spark Founder Summit

Cradlepoint, a global leader in cloud-delivered 4G and 5G wireless network edge solutions, announced two new hires in the company’s APAC partner team. Judy Faulkner joins the company as the new Partner Account Manager for Australia and New Zealand and Tim Karamitos joins as Regional Sales Manager, Managed Service Providers for Asia Pacific. 

Read more: Cradlepoint grows APAC focus with two new hires

ZTE Corporation has been presented with 2021 Global Server Product Innovation Award by Frost & Sullivan, based on the investigation and analysis of 2021 global server product market, as well as the research and evaluation on mainstream server competitors within the industry.

Read more: ZTE receives 2021 Global Server Product Innovation Award by Frost & Sullivan

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