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Generation Z (Gen Z) are last-minute spenders when planning trips, presenting an opportunity for airlines to revolutionise inflight e-commerce and take revenue from elsewhere in the customer journey. New research from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), commissioned by Inmarsat Aviation, suggests that by 2028, Gen Z passengers in Asia Pacific will spend an average of $30 on travel purchases while on their flight.

Read more: APAC Gen Z passengers are transforming inflight e-commerce

Sendai City and Nokia successfully conducted a test flight of a Nokia drone on a private LTE network provided by Nokia Digital Automation Cloud. They tested the potential use of drones during a tsunami or other disasters to help in prevention and mitigation efforts. The test verified that using a private LTE network to control and communicate with the drones is an effective means for enhancing situational awareness and communicating with the affected population during a disaster. This is the first time in the world this type of trial has been conducted.

Read more: Nokia, Sendai City showcase efficiency of wireless drones for disaster mitigation

Hikvision, the world's leading supplier of innovative video security products and solutions, has the honour of sponsoring 20 cameras to Moscow Zoo for giant panda observation and research. The donation ceremony was held at Moscow Zoo on November 21. The Director at Moscow Zoo Svetlana Akulova and the President of Hikvision Russia&CIS Libbo Feng attended the press conference and visited the pandas.

Read more: Hikvision supports Moscow Zoo through provision of high tech security cameras

Huawei launches Singapore’s first 5G-powered Artificial Intelligence (AI) lab equipped with AI, 5G and Cloud technology, at Changi Business Park. The lab boasts facilities that offer extensive 5G support, from Proof of Concepts (POCs) to free trials, with a 5G test-bed and Huawei’s Cloud platform. It also supports AI enablement through offline AI developer kits, as well as Huawei’s ModelArts AI Platform, to support AI R&D efforts.

Read more: Huawei powers AI technology in Singapore with opening of ground-breaking AI lab

Japan’s NTT partnered with Major League Baseball (MLB) to organise a Proof of Concept (PoC) implementing NTT’s Ultra Reality Viewing technology (URV). This application showcased the viability of a super-high-definition real time all-encompassing video fan experience event, according to NTT.

Read more: NTT, Major League Baseball displays URV tool at live baseball game

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