Japan’s NEC Corporation, NTT Communications Corporation, Toyota Tsusho Corporation and Internet Initiative Japan Inc. have announced that they have signed a contract with JSC Uzbektelecom for a telecommunications infrastructure development project.
Total Access Communication (dtac) and True have announced they will meet to finalize the ongoing merger process between the companies, with both parties aiming to complete the transaction in the first quarter of 2023.
The United States government, through the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), is providing NOW Telecom Company, Inc. a $2.15 million grant to fund a feasibility study for the development of reliable and secure nationwide 5G mobile and broadband networks in the Philippines.
Dialog has successfully tested mmWave 5G for the first time in South Asia. Conducted through its fully owned subsidiary, Dialog Broadband Networks, the trials achieved 5G download speeds greater than 4 Gbps on non-standalone (NSA) mode using mmWave, attaining significantly higher throughputs than current standards.
AWS has launched the AWS Asia Pacific (Melbourne) Region, its second in Australia, to allow developers, startups, entrepreneurs and enterprises, as well as government, education and nonprofit organizations, to run their applications and serve end users from AWS data centers located in Australia.
International Data Corporation (IDC) estimates worldwide shipments of used smartphones, including officially refurbished and used smartphones, will reach 282.6 million units in 2022. The unit growth represents an 11.5% increase over the 253.4 million units shipped in 2021. This growth is expected to continue, as IDC forecasts used smartphone shipments will reach 413.3 million units in 2026, with a compound annual growth rate of 10.3% from 2021 to 2026.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has established an expert focus group to explore international technical standards for the metaverse.
Regulators, industry experts and academics from Asia and the Pacific gathered in Nadi, Fiji, in December to discuss radio-frequency spectrum requirements with a view to accelerating digital transformation across the region.
Globe Telecom has announced that the $150 million Philippine Domestic Submarine Cable Network (PDSCN) is on track for completion in April this year.
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology registered stable growth across the local telecom industry during the January to November period.