Business in Asia: IT & Telecommunication news

Vietnam launched 5G network through its relationship with Ericsson

The year of 2020 will be remembered as a milestone in Vietnam’s ICT history as three of the country’s largest mobile operators, Viettel, VNPT, and MobiFone gave consumers the first experience of 5G through commercial pilots in partnerships with mobile network equipment providers like Swedish Ericsson. The 5G services have already been launched in several…

China Daily: Ericsson wants Swedish government to repeal Huawei 5G ban

Swedish telecom giant Ericsson has according to a report in China Daily been seeking the government of Sweden in an attempt to revoke the appeals court’s October ban that prohibits Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE from participating in Sweden’s construction of 5G network. The China Daily quotes Borje Ekholm, chief executive officer of Ericsson for…

Nokia selected as DTAC’s first 5G RAN partner in Thailand

Norwegian controlled DTAC has selected Finish Nokia as its first 5G RAN partner in a three-year deal covering the North and North Eastern regions of Thailand. Nokia will play a key role in enabling a faster rollout of new 5G services as demand increases as well as ensuring that DTAC’s network performance is fully 5G-ready.…

DTAC handed out essential kits to locked down shrimp industry communities in Samut Sakon

On 24 December 2020, Norwegian controlled DTAC helped migrant communities around the central shrimp market in Samut Sakon that were locked down when Covid-19 infections were found earlier this week. DTAC donated 3,000 facemasks, 10,000 bottles of water and 3,000 sets of dry food through the charity foundation Mirror Foundation. DTAC and the Mirror Foundation…

Sweden upholds 5G ban on Chinese firms

Sweden will go ahead building its 5G network without the Chinese company Huawei despite protests from the company and the Chinese Government. The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) said on Friday it would resume its next-generation telecoms auctions next month, after an appeals court upheld an October decision to ban Chinese companies Huawei and…

Huawei’s Danish Communication Manager quits his job after revelations regarding face recognition of Uighurs

Danish Communication Manager for the Chinese telecom giant Huawei Tommy Zwicky has announced on Twitter that he has resigned his position. The announcement comes after it was revealed in The Washington Post, that Huawei has tested a face recognition technology that has been able to identify Uighurs, an oppressed ethnic minority in China. Tommy Zwicky…

Embassy of Finland in Philippines reopened

Finland reopened its embassy in Manila after almost a decade in apparent recognition of the importance of Asia in world economy and geopolitics. Finnish Ambassador H.E. Juha Markus Pyykkö was among the seven new ambassadors welcomed by President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday 2 December in Malacañang. The ambassadors presented their credentials to the President online…

Denmark signed MOU with Lazada Vietnam

Danish Ambassador to Vietnam H.E. Kim Højlund Christensen and the CEO of Lazada Vietnam Mr. James Dong signed on 19 Nov 2020 an MOU to form an exclusive cooperation aimed at strengthening the online promotion of Danish merchants on Lazada’s online marketplace platform in Vietnam. The signing was witnessed by representatives from the Ministry of…

Finnish SWAPPIE helps in electronic waste challenge

Did you know that incorrect disposal of electronic waste is one of the most problematic challenges in waste management? In Finland, used and serviced smart phones are gaining popularity: They’re easier on the environment – and the wallet. Find out what are Finnish’s secrets in handling waste management here.

FinnCham Hong Kong offers Youtube presentation of members

FinnCham in Hong Kong is now offering to FinnCham members an interview based video which will be published on FinnCham’s YouTube channel and all of the social media platforms to boost the members’ image, brand, products and services. In the video, FinnCham will focus on introducing the member and showing video clips of the corporate’s…