In The Spotlight
BICS, a leading international communications enabler, revealed that 4G roaming traffic doubled in 2019 for the third consecutive year, as subscriber demand for high-capacity borderless connectivity continues to boom.
StarHub has become the first info-communications company in Singapore to offer Amazon Prime membership to its entire mobile customer base, including no-contract SIM Only and prepaid customers.
With 5G commercial roll-out anticipated in Q3 2020, it will open opportunities for the adoption of advanced technologies in many verticals like digital healthcare and tourism. U Mobile has worked hard to explore ways in which 5G may benefit Malaysians through its use in various verticals. In total, five ‘live’ use cases are being showcased in Langkawi in conjunction with the 5G Demonstration Projects, organised by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission. In December 2019, U Mobile showcased how 5G connectivity will power remote GP consultation via DOCpod by DoctorOnCall. The telco also showcased the speed of their 5G network, which achieved speeds of 1.2 gbps. Over the weekend, U Mobile showcased more 5G live use cases: remote consultation with MEDCOM, virtual reality (VR) multi-player gaming and VR tourism.
ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, has announced that ZTE and MTN Uganda have jointly launched the first 5G SA network in East Africa, demonstrating 5G use cases at an event themed "Experience the Future Together", taking place in the Nyonyi Garden, Kampala, Uganda.
Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of the Chinese telecom giant and daughter of its founder Ren Zhengfei, was detained in the Canadian city on a US warrant in late 2018. Her arrest put the 47-year-old at the center of the US and China's battle over Huawei's growing global reach. Hearings into whether she can be extradited to the United States began on January 20 in Vancouver, in a case with potential repercussions for ties between the US, China and Canada.
Malaysia’s telecommunications industry is one that is simultaneously rich in history and revolutionary in its plans for the future. From the moment the first telegraph line was laid in Kuala Kangsar connecting the British Resident to the Deputy British Resident in Taiping in 1874, the country’s telecommunications field has undergone multiple metamorphoses to become the industry powerhouse it is today; effectively being one of the first few countries in Asia to fully embrace the inevitable changes that come with an evolving communications sector.
There has never been a better time for communications service providers (CSPs) to deliver Unified Communications (UC) services to businesses of all sizes. The global UC market is changing and growing rapidly as business users are more mobile than ever before and have higher expectations for advanced communications capabilities. These changes are creating new opportunities for CSPs to meet the needs of businesses today.
Agriculture has played a major role in the birth and expansion of human civilisation for tens of thousands of years. With each millennium that passes, humans have found new and innovative ways to further develop the process of farming, harvesting and livestock domesticating in order to achieve maximum output for the continuous survival of their kin. This principle is in no way any different from what we are currently facing now in the digital era, albeit with a little help from 21st century technology.