In The Spotlight
Macau’s telecoms regulator has accepted the bids for the city’s first 5G licenses, including that of major telecoms firms CTM and China Telecom (Macao) Limited.
Telstra is Australia’s fastest mobile network for the first half of 2022, based on results from the Ookla Speedtest Awards from January to June 2022.
SmarTone said that it would terminate its 2G services on October 14. This comes after Hong Kong’s Office of the Communications Authority announced the Communications Authority’s decision to grant prior consent to the application by SmarTone to discontinue its 2G services.
Tencent Cloud and technology services provider Acclivis Technologies and Solutions announced that they have signed a strategic partnership to bring private, public and hybrid cloud and ICT solutions to enterprises in Southeast Asia, mainland China and Hong Kong.
Azul has announced the appointment of Dean Vaughan as vice president to drive the company’s expansion throughout Asia Pacific. Vaughan joins Azul from Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, following its acquisition of Silver Peak where he served as vice president, APAC. At Silver Peak, Vaughan spearheaded the company’s rapid growth throughout APAC. Previously, he ran Oracle’s high-growth Oracle Linux and Virtualization global business unit.
ZTE has announced that it has ranked in first place with a share of 50% in China Mobile’s centralized procurement 2022-2023 of optical transport networking (OTN) devices. ZTE’s selected devices will help the operator increase the coverage and bandwidth of its provincial networks to satisfy all-optical network development in the era of computing-network convergence.
Globe announced that it received board approval to sell over 7,000 towers in what is to be the largest ever tower sale and leaseback deal in the Philippines.
Google has announced that it is planning to expand its cloud services in more countries in the Asia Pacific, including Malaysia and Thailand.
With an objective to boost the 5G ecosystem within India and to achieve the objectives of Aatmanirbhar Bharat and Make in India initiatives, the Government of India has decided to offer the use of Indigenous 5G Test Bed free of cost to the Indian government-recognized start-ups and MSMEs for the next six months up to January 2023.
5G enables technologies such as AI, Digital Twin, and augmented and extended realities to seamlessly work together, a key need for businesses at the forefront of digital transformation, providing consumers with a better-quality experience. In advancing Singapore’s 5G ecosystem, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) is working with the industry to unlock the real value of 5G by shaping new business use-cases and enabling enterprises to commercialize locally and globally.
The Philippines will soon have the first satellite-based internet connectivity in the country as SpaceX’s Starlink is set to be up and running by the end of this year.
Connectivity demand in the Asia Pacific has been on a steady rise in recent years, providing a unique opportunity for the satellite industry to capture new markets amidst new requirements. To learn about next-generation ground systems and their impact on the region, Telecom Review Asia Pacific connects with Vaibhav Magow, Vice President, International Division, Hughes for key insights.
As countries accelerate 5G development, stakeholders in the industry must arrive at a consensus to promote healthy and rapid 5G services. Telecom Review Asia interviews Dennis Chan, Country Security and Privacy Officer of Huawei Singapore, on the sidelines of the 2022 GSMA Mobile 360 Asia Pacific Summit, to delve into the importance of adopting international security standards to drive robust digital economies in an evolving threatscape. It is the grand return of the Mobile 360 APAC after it was running virtually in the past 2 years, with over 1300 registrations from 55 Countries and over 150 speakers, 52% from its core ecosystem and 48% from adjacent verticals.