Fuel cell stack and system developer PowerCell Sweden has announced the signing of a three-year contract with a European shipyard valued at 6.9 million euros for the development and delivery of a megawatt marine fuel cell system.

ICT services giant NEC has teamed up with software developers in the fight against the COVID-19 virus pandemic, launching a smartphone app - iQuarantine - a mobile check-in and case management system that allows users to report their location and health status numerous times a day.

ICT and cybersecurity training provider DDLS is transitioning all courses to remote delivery in a move it says will protect the safety of customers and employees amid the escalating COVID-19 situation.

The ACCC has provided a second, conditional, interim authorisation for the Australian Banking Association (ABA) and banks to co-operate to provide supplementary relief packages for individuals and businesses affected by COVID-19.

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic could cost telecoms operators more than US$25 billion in lost revenue during the next nine months, with more than 650 million passenger trips to be cancelled due to the virus – accounting for over 80% of the anticipated international passenger trips that were previously forecast before the spread of the virus, according to one research firm.

The Australian Government says it has set reasonable expectations of energy companies to protect householders and small business customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and will closely monitor retailer and network compliance with measures put in place by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER).

Faced with a shortage of equipment, a Canadian doctor has rigged up a ventilator to serve nine patients concurrently.

The telecommunications regulator ACMA says it is reviewing and adjusting its work programs so the communications and media sectors can prioritise their business-critical functions and continue communicating during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The University of South Australia has partnered with Canadian company to develop a "pandemic drone" that can remotely monitor and detect people with infectious respiratory conditions.

The Singapore Government has announced that it would provide the source code for an app known as TraceTogether which uses Bluetooth technology to track people who have been within two meters of coronavirus patients.

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