According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, the India smartphone market experienced a mix of shifts and growth in the first half of 2023. The report shows that the market shipped 64 million devices during this period, a 10% decrease from the same period last year.

Read more: India Smartphone Market Declines in H1 2023, According to IDC

Kissflow, a leading low-code work platform and partner of Google Cloud since 2012, has announced its plans to expand this partnership in order to help Google Cloud customers speed up their operational transformation using Kissflow's low-code platform. This strengthened partnership aims to assist Google Cloud customers in achieving their business goals by providing them with industry-specific solutions that are technically advanced.

Read more: Kissflow and Google Strengthen Partnership to Drive Operational Excellence

Driven in part by the ongoing competition between global superpowers, including the United States and China, as they engage in an escalating tech war, the global artificial intelligence (AI) market will reportedly be worth $908.7 billion in 2030, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 35.2% from $81.3 billion in 2022.

Read more: GlobalData: Global Military Powers Pursue AI Amid Ongoing US-China Tech War

With its recent recommendations for the wider deployment of artificial intelligence (AI), the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has set the stage for a major transformation in India’s telco industry. According to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, AI is poised to become the driving force behind industry-changing advancements.

Read more: India’s Telco Industry Embarks on New Era With AI

Zoom has become a household name in recent years as the go-to platform for virtual meetings, happy hours and family gatherings. With its user-friendly interface and reliability, it quickly became indispensable for remote work and social distancing — both vital during the COVID pandemic.

Read more: Zoom Introduces 10-Minute Wait Period for Balanced User Experience

The Association of Indonesian Internet Service Providers (APJII) has announced the return of the highly-anticipated 5th International Internet Expo and Summit (IIXS), which had been postponed due to the COVID pandemic. The largest internet and digital event in the country will be held at JI-Expo Kemayoran in Jakarta from August 10–12.

Read more: The 5th International Internet Expo and Summit Returns to Indonesia

Four of the most notable telcos, SK Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, e& and Singtel, have joined forces to form the ground-breaking Global Telco AI Alliance, which aspires to use the power of AI technology to transform customer experiences and improve the lives of consumers around the world.

Read more: Telco Giants Unite to Promote Collaboration and Innovation in AI

The Vodafone Idea Foundation, the CSR arm of Vodafone Idea (Vi), has partnered with the Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) to establish an IoT Center of Excellence at the prestigious Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women in Delhi. This is considered to be a significant step toward empowering India's youth with the latest technological skills.

Read more: Vodafone Idea Foundation, TSSC Launch IoT Center of Excellence

M1, Singtel and StarHub will discontinue all 3G services in Singapore starting July 31, 2024. This includes voice calls, messaging and data services, as these are no longer widely used. By retiring the 3G networks, mobile operators will be able to repurpose some of the spectrum to enhance 5G services. 5G networks offer faster speeds, higher data throughput and improved security and reliability.

Read more: Singapore's Mobile Operators to Retire 3G Services by July 2024

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