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In the first two weeks of its participation in the Expo 2020 Dubai, Malaysia has generated more than RM7.2 billion in business leads with companies based in  several countries.

Read more: Malaysia generated over RM7.2 billion in business potentials in first two weeks of Expo 2020 Dubai

Amid increasing shipment volumes, DHL Express, the world’s leading international express service provider, has introduced DHLBot, an AI-powered (artificial intelligence) robotic arm that automates parcel sortation, in two countries in Asia Pacific. The DHLBot will complement manual sortation of small parcels and enable hubs and gateways to handle greater volumes, particularly during peak season, while increasing overall operational efficiency by at least 40 percent.

Read more: DHL Express deploys AI-powered sorting robot in APAC

China Mobile awarded a network contract valued at $1.16 billion to the country’s major equipment vendors Huawei and ZTE. Previously-invited foreign vendors Ericsson and Nokia have been left out, showing another geopolitical strain between the West and China.

Read more: Foreign telecom vendors excluded from China’s latest 5G tender

Chindata Group, a leading carrier-neutral hyperscale data center solution provider in Asia-Pacific emerging markets, announced that it has recently participated in China’s first nationwide green power transaction, and completed a procurement of 100 million kilowatt-hours (kWh). Such volume represents around 1.26% of the overall transaction and is expected to directly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 94,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent. According to public data, a total of 259 domestic Chinese entities participated in this green power transaction, with a total transaction volume of 7.935 billion kWh.

Read more: Chindata Group partakes in China’s first nationwide green power transaction

To help businesses, organisations, and enterprises in Singapore strengthen their cybersecurity posture, the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) launched its new SG Cyber Safe Partnership Programme at the Singapore International Cyber Week (SICW) 2021 where global leading ICT provider Huawei is one of the ‘Advocate’ partners.

Read more: Huawei partners Cyber Security Agency of Singapore to raise cybersecurity levels among enterprises

By 2030, the global robotics market is expected to be worth between $160 - $260 billion. Along with this, scientists and representatives of international organizations and enterprises work continuously in the application of robots in emerging industries, technological development, and international cooperation.

Read more: Robotic technologies on the rise amid COVID-19

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of the People’s Republic of China jointly organized the annual ITU-MIIT Seminar 2021. Held in a hybrid mode, with physical participants in Shenzhen, China, the high-level seminar was themed “Digital Connecting World: Past, Present and Future” to discuss ICT policies, regulatory environment, and best practices.

Read more: Digital Connecting World: Seminar between ITU and China’s MIIT

According to Datacentrepricing, a data centre research specialist, over 1.5 million square meters of space is under development for data centres in the Asia Pacific region. In the survey carried out on 11 countries in the region, five countries namely Australia, Hong Kong, Thailand, South Korea, and Indonesia account for 1 million square meters of data center development.

Read more: Research: Asia Pacific data center market to grow by average 90% in next 3 years

After an almost three-year house arrest in Canada, Huawei CFO Meng Whanzou has been freed to go back home. "Without a strong motherland, I would not have my freedom today," wrote Meng aka Huawei’s princess on WeChat while traveling back to China aboard a chartered jet.

Read more: Huawei CFO finally moves forward after quashing extradition

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