PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong's premier telecommunications service provider, and Virtutel, an Australia-based wholesale and enterprise telecommunications specialist, have signed a service agreement to bring hosted unified voice services to Australia and New Zealand using PCCW Global's multi-tenant nTwine Unified Communications-as-a Service (UCaaS) platform.

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Ribbon Communications Inc., a global leader in secure and intelligent cloud communications, announced that SoftBank, one of Japan’s largest tier one carriers, has selected the recently launched Ribbon Protect platform for its advanced ability to provide real-time communications network traffic monitoring and analytics.

Read more: Softbank selects Ribbon Protect platform for network data analytics

Infomedia CEO, Michael Tomlins has claimed that regulation and industry maturity remain the key challenges preventing the mobile payments sector from scaling. Telecom Review Asia Pacific managed to secure an exclusive interview with the CEO of the UK-based firm in an effort to understand and explore some of the major trends that are emerging within the mobile payments industry. Tomlin outlined the company’s vision for the MENA and APAC regions and offered some predictions on how the market will evolve.

Read more: Infomedia CEO says regulation remains a major challenge in mobile payments industry

PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong's premier telecommunications service provider has officially announced the public launch of Console Connect, the industry's first Software-Defined Interconnect platform powered by a leading Tier 1 global IP network available in 150 countries.

Read more: PCCW Global launches platform that provides on-demand global connectivity

Digital Realty, a leading global provider of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, announced a partnership with Singapore Internet Exchange (SGIX) to provide local peering at Digital Realty's Singapore data center facilities in Jurong West and Loyang East. 

Read more: Global provider of data solutions partners with Singapore Internet Exchange

Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG), one of the leading smartphone manufacturers, signed a Global Strategic Partnership agreement with Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism). The signing ceremony was held on May 14th, 2018 at Huawei's HQ in Shenzhen, China.

Read more: Huawei signs global strategic partnership on tourism

Cameraphone manufacturer, OPPO, has announced the opening of its first Australian Service Center, located in Sydney's Macquarie Park. The Service Center will serve as an easily accessible service hub for Australian OPPO customers, whether they choose to walk-in or send-in their devices for repair.

Read more: Chinese electronics firm opens customer service center in Sydney

Myanmar’s fourth mobile operator, MyTel, the brand name of Telecom International Myanmar Company, has launched 4G services in the Asian nation, and plans to expand its network to all 15 states and regions within a month, according to Myanmar Times. MyTel began distributing SIM cards in Nay Pyi Taw, eastern Bago and Kayin State earlier in March.

Read more: Myanmar’s fourth mobile operator launches 4G

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