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Dell Technologies announced an investment of US$50 million (approx. S$66 million) over three years since 2019 in the establishment of a Global Innovation Hub (GIH) in Singapore. Of that planned investment, US$23 million (approx. S$30 million) will be invested this year. Supported by Digital Industry Singapore (DISG), these investments will go towards accelerating developments in digital experiences and research & development (R&D) capabilities.

Read more: Dell Technologies to launch US$50m Global Innovation Hub in Singapore

What could come as a big relief to Chinese tech companies banned in the US, newly elected President Joe Biden has temporarily halted legal action against Chinese social media apps TikTok and WeChat, which could have been banned in the United States.

Read more: US President Joe Biden temporarily lifts ban on TikTok and WeChat

MWC Shanghai 2021, a prestigious annual event in the global mobile communications industry, opened on February 23. The 5G mmWave Zone at MWC Shanghai, jointly hosted by China Unicom and GSMA and supported by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. showcases extreme performance and rich applications enabled by 5G millimeter wave (mmWave). Mai Yanzhou, Vice President of China Unicom, Wang Jianzhou, Senior Advisor, GSMA, and Frank Meng, Chairman, Qualcomm China, Qualcomm International, Inc. attended the opening ceremony of the 5G mmWave Zone in the morning. The 5G mmWave Zone is another milestone that will help the mobile industry speed up commercialization of 5G mmWave in China to help unleash the full potential and speeds of 5G.

Read more: Qualcomm jointly hosts 5G mmWave Zone at MWC Shanghai

ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, announced that the Sichuan Branch of China Telecom, ZTE and MediaTek have jointly completed the industry's first end-to-end commercial verification of FAST in Chengdu.

Read more: ZTE partners China Telecom and MediaTek to complete industry’s first E2E commercial verification...

At Huawei's online media and analyst pre-briefing for MWC Shanghai 2021, Mr. Ritchie Peng, President of Huawei's 5G Product Line, delivered a keynote speech titled Building Optimal 5G Networks by Sustained Innovation.

Read more: MWC Shanghai 2021 Pre-briefing: Huawei on optimal 5G networks by sustained innovation

Following UAE's debut Mars mission Hope probe's entry into the Martian orbit on Tuesday, China’s probe Tianwen-1 entered the red planet's orbit to land a rover and collect data on underground water and possible signs of ancient life, according to Chinese state media.

Read more: After UAE’s Hope Probe, China’s Tianwen-1 enters Mars orbit

Nokia launched the 8th edition of its Mobile Broadband India Traffic Index (MBiT) 2021 on mobile broadband performance in India in the year 2020. The report highlights that the data traffic in India grew approximately 60 times over the last five years which is amongst the highest globally. In 2020, the data traffic grew by 36% YoY primarily due to rise in 4G data consumption as 4G subscribers surpassed 700 million with 100 million new additions during the year. 4G alone constituted nearly 99% of the total data traffic consumed across the country. Categories A, B and C saw higher growth rates than metros due to operator focus on 4G.

Read more: Nokia MBiT 2021: India achieves about 60 times data traffic growth in 5 years

Huawei and China Mobile Shanghai deployed the world's first 4.9 GHz commercial LampSite network in Shanghai, China. This is the first time that an aggregate bandwidth of 200 MHz on the 2.6 and 4.9 GHz bands and distributed Massive MIMO have been simultaneously implemented in digital indoor networks. With the peak rate exceeding 3 Gbps, the performance is comparable to that of an active antenna unit (AAU), satisfying the network requirements to provide premium service experience at large stadiums where the traffic demand and user density are high.

Read more: Huawei and China Mobile deploy world’s first 4.9 Ghz 5G indoor network with peak rate exceeding...

RSTOR, a global software-defined cloud platform provider, and Arcserve, LLC, the world’s most experienced data and ransomware protection provider, announced the formation of a partnership that will enhance data resilience across complex infrastructures. Together, the companies will redefine affordable data availability and flexible data management in today’s volatile computing environment.

Read more: RSTOR partners Arcserve for cost-effective IT resilience across complex infrastructures

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