Singapore awards 2 5G licences

5G is finally coming to Singapore. Traditionally a fast adopter of telecommunications technologies, the nation has been a tad slower than some others in moving to the next generation of mobile telecommunications.

NVIDIA CEO to deliver GTC 2020 keynote on May 14

Huang to make announcements in keynote address.

If things had gone as originally planned, NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) would have been done and dusted by now. But the coronavirus has forced the conference to go digital with NVIDIA Founder and Chief Executive Officer Jensen Huang set to deliver his keynote address on May 14, 9pm (Singapore time).

NEC leverages AI to come up with COVID-19 vaccine blueprint

If ever there’s a time to for technology to come to the forefront, it’s now. Artificial intelligence (AI) has been around for decades, creating hope but delivering on few promises. The emergence of deep learning in recent years has changed that landscape. It has brought drawn more to invest in and work on AI with results to boot.

Facebook takes 10% stake in India telco Jio Platforms

Facebook is investing US$5.7 billion or a 9.99 percent stake in India’s Jio Platforms. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries, Jio will use the new invesment to pursue new opportunities for businesses of all sizes, especially small merchants, micro-businesses and farmers, and create digital ecosystems that will empower, enrich and uplift the lives of all 1.3 billion Indians.

China Telecom Shenzhen achieves wide coverage with 5G RRUs

Commercial 5G Book RRU deployed on poles. (Source: Huawei)

Providing consistent 5G coverage in residential areas, urban villages, upscale communities, and backstreet alleys can be a challenge. China Telecom Shenzhen has overcome this by deploying  in hundreds of Huawei 5G C-Band Book remote radio units (RRUs) on macro and pole base stations in China.

GSMA launches Innovation Fund for mobile internet adoption and digital inclusion

GSMA has launched it Innovation Fund for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion. Set up to increase mobile internet adoption and usage among those who have mobile internet coverage but are not using it, the fund is open for applications for countries in Africa and Asia.

Eventbrite slices US$100m off annualised expenses due to COVID-19

The events industry has been among the biggest casualties of the coronavirus pandemic. Events of all sizes around the world have been cancelled or postponed as the world hits the pause button. Global ticketing and experience technology platform Eventbrite has announced an US100 million expense reduction plan as a result of the impact of COVID-19.