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Vodafone Australia will have to significantly improve its processes for verifying the identity of prepaid mobile customers under an enforceable undertaking accepted by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
3G services will end in Taiwan by the end of the year, when operators' 3G licenses are due to expire, the Taipei Times reported. The island nation has 6.4 million 3G users who will need to migrate to 4G, as 3G licenses are scheduled to expire on December 31 and services will end in 2019.
In a global first, Indian telecom provider Bharti Airtel successfully deployed three radio technologies (GSM, UMTS, LTE) on the 900MHz band within an 8.8MHz spectral bandwidth by using Huawei’s CloudAIR solution to deliver a superior 4G experience to its customers. Bharti Airtel is India’s largest mobile operator.
PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, and G-Mobile, a Mongolian mobile network operator, have signed a services agreement to protect and increase the Mongolian operator’s SMS revenue with PCCW Global’s A2P ValueMax, a solution that improves an operator’s A2P SMS business by preventing SMS fraud, maximizing SMS revenue and enhancing the subscriber experience.
Hong Kong has released its smart city blueprint following months of consultations and recommendations as part of its efforts to become a world-class smart city. It has been announced that a dedicated Smart City Office will be established in the Innovation and Technology Bureau which will oversee, manage and coordinate the progress and effectiveness of smart city projects initiated by the department in Hong Kong.
The evolution to digital business strategies and an increased awareness of emerging cyber threats will boost global security spending by 8 percent in 2018 to reach $96.3 billion, research firm Gartner predicts. Yahoo’s recent shocking revelation that up to 3 billion user accounts were hacked in 2013 is a reminder to all organizations that security spending is a worthy investment.
NexNet Solutions, a leading telecommunications solutions and consulting firm in conjunction with its regional partner M800 Limited, has announced that its strategic alliance with Hong Kong based company aims to help and support operators to build their own OTT services and enable them to extended these services to B2B customers effectively.
Global demand for bandwidth continues to grow at a remarkable rate driven by the rise of capacity-dependent applications like live video, augmented and virtual reality, and 4K/8K video. International submarine cable systems are more important than ever, considering that the total carrying capacity of subsea cables is in the terabits per second, while satellites typically offer only 1000 megabits per second.