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Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL) and Accenture are collaborating to transform India’s second largest oil and gas company by digitally reimagining its extensive sales and distribution network. Accenture will use its capabilities in data, artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud technologies to build, design and implement a digital platform, called IRIS.

Read more: Accenture to digitally transform Bharat Petroleum sales and distribution network

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced that SoftBank Corp. has launched its 5G millimeter (mmWave) service in Japan – using devices based on Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 5G Mobile Platforms and Modem-RF Systems. 5G mmWave allows Japanese users to enjoy the fastest possible multi-Gigabit download speeds in the country. Along with the launch, SoftBank is making the “Pocket WiFi 5G A004ZT” 5G mmWave mobile hotspot available for sale. All initial 5G mmWave-compatible mobile devices in SoftBank’s portfolio, including soon-to-be announced 5G smartphones, are expected to be powered by Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G mmWave products.

Read more: Qualcomm supports SoftBank’s fastest-ever 5G mmWave in Japan

Global leading ICT provider Huawei launched its SME Support Program with trusted ecosystem partners in Asia Pacific, aiming to deliver further technical support for economic recovery amid the fight against the pandemic in the region.

Read more: Huawei launches SME Support Program to support economic recovery in APAC

Telna, the leading managed multi-network cellular connectivity platform provider with the largest LTE footprint in the world, and PCCW Global, a leading telecommunications service provider, have announced collaboration to combine the strengths of both companies and deliver fully managed connectivity solutions to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in Asia.

Read more: PCCW Global and Telna partner for out-of-box connectivity to Asia’s OEMs

Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation’s (Keppel T&T) wholly-owned subsidiary, Keppel Midgard Holdings Pte. Ltd. (KMH), has been granted a Facilities-Based Operator (FBO) licence by the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA). The FBO licence will allow KMH to own, maintain and operate telecoms infrastructure in Singapore and to provide telecommunications services in connection with the Bifrost Cable System, which Keppel T&T is undertaking with its partners, Facebook and Telin.

Read more: Keppel granted license to provide telecommunications services in Singapore

ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, announced that ZTE and the Jiangsu branch of China Unicom have jointly established a 5G Messaging Openlab.

Read more: ZTE and China Unicom co-establish 5G Messaging Openlab for customer-centric industry solutions

Nokia has announced the deployment of its cloud-native convergent charging solution on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to accelerate communications service providers (CSPs) migration of business-critical, high frequency charging applications to the public cloud, and to deliver the benefits of the cloud for 5G.

Read more: Nokia debuts innovative public cloud charging for CSPs on AWS

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has given the green light for the Mobile Money pilot project, thereby allowing mobile phone subscribers to use their telecommunications accounts to make money transfers and payments up to a limited value for products and services strictly in Vietnam.

Read more: Vietnam pilots Mobile Money project for cashless payments

Telco Systems, a leading provider of innovative Network Edge solutions for communications infrastructure and service management, announced that PCCW Global has selected Telco Systems’ NFVTime uCPE solution to enrich its managed SD-WAN service portfolio and VNF-based service offerings.

Read more: PCCW Global selects Telco Systems to expand managed SD-WAN services

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