Huawei 5G gets first foothold in Asia through Thailand

Thailand is more sensitive about the price of setting up its 5G networks than its national security. On Friday, despite calls from the United States to to its allies to bar China’s Huawei Technologies from building next generation mobile networks, Thailand launched a test bed for the Chinese telecom giant. Huawei is facing growing pressure…

China’s electric vehicle policy will make it global automotive powerhouse

With Beijing’s policymakers and regulators intent on transitioning from fossil fuel powered vehicles to more electric vehicles, China is set to become the automotive powerhouses in the world. In a development aimed at accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles, automakers from across the globe are planning a $300 billion surge in their spending on electric…

Facebook to invest more than $1 billion in its 1st data center in Singapore, Asia

The expansion comes midst increased demand for cloud and mobile computing and e-commerce from countries across Asia. On Thursday, Facebook disclosed it would sink in more than $1 billion in its first data center in Asia which will be located in Singapore. It is slated to open in 2022. Facebook’s data center will be located…

Israel’s ThetaRay raises $30 million in latest funding round

The israeli startup uses advance mathematics in machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies to help financial institutions identify the earliest signs of money laundering. On Tuesday, Israel’s ThetaRay stated, it has completed a funding round in which it raised more than $30 million, bringing the total amount it raised to date to more than $60…

Utility-scale batteries set to be a multi-billion dollars market by 2022

The nenewable energy market in the Asia Pacific region is to boom with utility-scale batteries replacing expensive power grids. In a strategic move, Japan’s JERA, is set to collaborate with a U.S.-German joint venture along with an Australian firm in order to develop battery projects in the Asia-Pacific region. The move targets a market expected…