The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has recently announced the release of the first group of 5G spectrum bands – known as the “5G pioneer bands”- and will be assigned to multiple companies instead of a singular player, according to its Final Report on the allocation of spectrum bands.
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The proposed merger between Bharti Infratel, India’s leading telecom towers infrastructure provider, and the country’s largest mobile tower installation company Indus Towers, has been further delayed yet again to the 24th of February 2020.
Indosat Ooredoo recently organised its Regional Operation Kick Off Meeting 2020 (Kick Off Sales Meeting) in Solo, Central Java from 11th December to 12th December 2019.
The total telecom and pay-TV services revenue in South Korea is expected to decline at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 0.3% in between 2019 and 2024. Growth in mobile data, fixed broadband and pay-TV segments’ revenues will however fail to offset steady decline in revenues from mobile voice, messaging and fixed voice segments, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
Singapore’s StarHub and U Mobile Malaysia have announced that they will be conducting one of the world’s first 5G standalone (5G SA) roaming trials. The 5G SA roaming trials will be done completely independent of 4G network infrastructure, differing from most other roaming trials which use 5G non-standalone (5G NSA) technology.
StarHub today unveiled its pop-up 5G showcase, which is open to visitors over two days at its StarHub Green headquarters in Ubi. Powered by Singapore’s first 5G Cellular-on-Wheels (COW), StarHub’s experiential event enables the public to see and feel the benefits of 5G first-hand.
Vodafone Hutchison Australia customers will soon enjoy the benefits of 5G technology with the announcement today that Vodafone has partnered with Nokia to commence the roll out of its 5G network in the first half of 2020.
ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile Internet, announced that it has been awarded with 2019 ATD Excellence in Practice (EIP) Award by Association for Talent Development (ATD) by virtue of the project of “Learning and Development: Improving the Efficiency of Knowledge Operation and Management in Capability Center”. The winning of the award demonstrates ZTE’s outstanding strength in talent training and development.
Ride-hailing company Grab recently announced its new venture with telecoms service provider Singtel to bid for a digital full bank license in Singapore. The would-be consortium would see Grab owning a 60% share while Singtel will hold the remaining 40%.
Ooredoo Myanmar and UNDP Myanmar today signed a Partnership Agreement to support the implementation of the Sustainable Enterprises and Agricultural Development (SEAD) Project. The project aims to establish an inclusive and sustainable rural development model in Myanmar’s Dry Zone leveraging Ooredoo’s advanced mobile technology and UNDP’s experience in promoting climate resilient farming practices in the Dry Zone region of Myanmar. 130 target villages in Myingyan and Nyaung U townships are expected to directly benefit from the 15 months project.