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Data from Counterpoint Research reveals shifts in China's smartphone market with Huawei emerging as a winner while Apple faced challenges. Market Watch

According to Counterpoint’s Market Pulse Service, China’s overall smartphone sales saw a modest 1.5% year-on-year growth in Q1 2024, marking a second consecutive quarter of positive growth. Notably, Huawei experienced a remarkable 69.7% year-on-year increase in market share, solidifying its position in the market. This growth was attributed to Huawei’s successful launch of the 5G-capable Mate 60 series and its enduring brand reputation, particularly in the premium segment priced above $600. In contrast, Apple witnessed a 19.1% year-on-year decline in market share during the same period, partly due to Huawei’s gains in this segment.

Softbank, the Japanese telecoms giant, is bolsterng its supercomputing capabilities in a bid to support its ambitious GenAI strategy. AI

Softbank, the Japanese telecommunications giant, is gearing up to bolster its supercomputing capabilities in a bid to support its ambitious generative AI (GenAI) strategy. As reported by Nikkei, Softbank plans to allocate JPY150 billion ($960 million) over the next two years towards upgrading its computing infrastructure, a significant leap from the JPY20 billion invested last year.

BT is making waves in the fight against climate change by entering a crucial partnership with the UK Business Climate Hub on Earth Day. Market Watch

BT joins forces with UK Business Climate Hub to empower small to medium UK businesses to slash their CO2e emissions in half by 2030. The strategic partnership aims to combat climate change, utilizing BT’s experience and UKBCH’s resources, ultimately championing for net-zero emissions by 2050. However, reaching these transformational green goals may prove challenging for many businesses, highlighting the necessity of this collaborative initiative.

Fujitsu Limited and Oracle joined forces to introduce innovative cloud and AI capabilities tailored to the digital sovereignty needs. Market Watch

Fujitsu Limited and Oracle have joined forces to introduce innovative cloud and AI capabilities tailored to the digital sovereignty needs of Japanese enterprises and government agencies. This collaboration focuses on leveraging Oracle Alloy to enhance Fujitsu’s Hybrid IT offerings, particularly its Fujitsu Uvance platform designed to assist clients in business growth and societal problem-solving.

LogRhythm, the company helping security teams stop breaches, is holding its revamped cybersecurity summit, RhythmWorld Europe. Security

LogRhythm, the company helping security teams stop breaches by turning disconnected data and signals into trustworthy insights, is holding its revamped cybersecurity summit, RhythmWorld Europe, to elevate cybersecurity collaboration. RhythmWorld Europe will bring together industry experts and professionals to share key knowledge to overcome the most pertinent modern threats. The summit returns for a second year following its successful European launch in 2023 and will take place on 30th April 2024 at CodeNode, London.

The clock is ticking for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) spearheaded by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Market Watch

The clock is ticking for the Federal Communications Commission’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), offering qualified households valuable monthly internet discounts. However, with the fund balance dipping below $1.8 billion, the financial resources may only last until April. Several providers have presented strategies to maintain continuity, offering budget-friendly plans of as low as $10.