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ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, together with China Unicom and Shandong Energy Beidou Tiandi, today has completed the first 5G local traffic offloading pilot in the mining industry in Shandong Province, China.

Read more: ZTE assists in first 5G local traffic offloading pilot in China’s mining industry

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp and Facebook Inc in Australia have agreed on a content-supply deal, easing the tension between media companies and the social media giant involving a new world-first law that seeks payment from social media companies for content displayed on their platforms.

Read more: Australia’s News Corp signs content deal with Facebook

Nokia announced the first 5G standalone (“SA”) Radio Access Network (“RAN”) Sharing network in South East Asia. The company has been selected by Antina Pte. Ltd. (“Antina”), a joint venture formed by mobile network operators M1 and StarHub, following a competitive tender process, to deploy 5G SA networks across Singapore. The commercial deployment of a 5G SA network will introduce compelling new use cases and cater for the growing data demand in the country, putting Singapore at the forefront of 5G standalone technology in the region.

Read more: Nokia deploys first 5G standalone RAN in Southeast Asia to M1-Starhub JV in Singapore

Nokia has today announced that it will conduct a 5G Business-to-Business (B2B) digital platform trial for LG Uplus. Once deployed, the platform will allow LG Uplus to reduce time-to-market for launching 5G-powered services to its enterprise and business vertical customers. The platform will also enable LG Uplus to address new business segments, including Industry 4.0, and smart factory. After deployment, the solution will promote the use of 5G by enterprises and verticals to grow their business, aligning with the Korean Government’s Digital New Deal initiative.

Read more: Nokia and LG Uplus to test 5G B2B digital platform in South Korea

Japanese e-commerce and tech company Rakuten has sold a 13% share amounting to $2.2 billion to Japan Post, Tencent and Walmart. Japan Post will invest $1.4 billion into Rakuten, thereby owning 8.3% of the company’s total share to become its fourth largest investor. Tencent will invest $0.6 billion to own 3.6% of the company’s total share, while Walmart will invest $0.15 billion to own a 0.9% share.

Read more: Rakuten to boost mobile activities with $2.2 billion capital injection

ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, in partnership with China Mobile, has upgraded Xinfengming Group's 5G intelligent manufacturing, following the completion of the test and verification of the "i - wireless 5G intelligent and one-stop local network" project.

Read more: ZTE joins China Mobile in Xinfengming Group’s 5G intelligent manufacturing upgrade

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