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To deliver next-generation digital experiences and differentiated services to its customers, M1 is partnering with Microsoft to harness the power of cloud to accelerate its digital transformation journey. Telecom Review Asia interviews Nathan Bell, Chief Digital Officer at M1 Limited and George M.P., Director of Enterprise Commercial at Microsoft Singapore to find out how this collaboration drives M1’s ambition to become a digital service provider and add value to customers.

Read more: M1: Unlocking new consumer experiences in the cloud

MTN GlobalConnect, a digital wholesale and infrastructure services company, has set itself a goal to grow the fibre network from an 85,000 km of proprietary fibre to 135,000 km in the coming years and expand African connectivity. Leading the journey is CEO Frédéric Schepens, who is compelled and determined to grow social and economic benefits in Africa. Telecom Review Africa had the chance to talk with him and dig deeper into MTN GlobalConnect’s plans and ambitions.

Read more: MTN GlobalConnect: Unfolding the fibre journey

Fueled by an intensely competitive operating environment in Indonesia’s mobile sector, Indosat Ooredoo partnered with Comviva in delivering a front-to-end real-time marketing management platform, as well as subscribers’ loyalty and rewards program to yield increased customer retention and revenue within months from implementation.

Read more: Comviva’s customer value management platform drives breakthrough growth for Indosat Ooredoo

Huawei hosted on 29 July a webinar themed “Accelerate Digital Economy for Inclusive Integration in Asia Pacific – Connecting Digital Industries in Pandemic”. The main objective was to call for dialogue amongst thought leaders from governmental, industrial, and academic sectors across the Asia Pacific to discuss key issues, challenges, and actions towards building an inclusive and digitally connected region.

Read more: Accelerating digital economy for inclusive integration in Asia Pacific

In the 5G era, networks must be flexible, scalable and agile. To support the evolving needs of digitalized economies, the industry is undergoing an overhaul, slowly transiting from legacy radio access networks (RAN) to open RAN as network operators aim to expedite cost-effective 5G network rollouts to expand networks and meet the surge in demand for connectivity to power future-ready networks.

Read more: Transiting to open RAN for next-generation operator networks

By Idris Vasi, head of sales, Nokia Cloud and Network Services, Asia-Pacific & Japan

We are now living in an age of increasing technological innovation. You could even say that we are experiencing a technological renaissance as more people and businesses are adopting advanced technologies at unprecedented rates. However, they are also doing it faster than many cities – especially those within Asia-Pacific.

Read more: Hyperconnectivity: The essential building block of a smart city

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