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The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) has released the findings of its new report ”2G-3G Switch-off July-2022”. Drawing on information collected by the GSA about the switch-off of 2G and 3G around the world, this report noted that 135 operators have either completed, are planning or are in progress with 2G and 3G technology transitions in 68 countries and territories.

Read more: 2G and 3G Migrations Completed or in the Pipeline

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.

Read more: SmarTone to Terminate 2G Services on October 14

ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile internet, has announced that its CEO Xu Ziyang has been awarded the Outstanding Contribution to the Asia Mobile Industry Award at the GSMA’s Asia Mobile Awards (The AMOs) 2022, held in Hong Kong. The award recognizes Mr. Xu Ziyang’s outstanding leadership in guiding ZTE to continuously promote industrial innovation, increase cross-industry cooperation and boost the development of the global mobile industry.

Read more: ZTE's CEO Xu Ziyang Awarded at the GSMA’s Asia Mobile Awards

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.

Read more: ZTE Lands Largest Share of China Mobile’s OTN Centralized Procurement

The Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) is currently presenting the 4th Meeting of the APT Preparatory Group for PP-22 (APT PP22-4) from 1 to 5 August 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand in a hybrid format. The meeting is hosted by the Office of the National Broadcasting Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) and the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES), Thailand.

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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.

Read more: India Offers Free 5G Test Bed to Startups and MSMEs

Looking ahead to 2030, humans hope for an improved quality of life that requires a wide range of 5G connected digital services. Decreasing traffic congestion, producing green energy, using robots for dangerous work, making health computable, using farm management systems for enhanced crop productivity and implementing a smart transportation system are all part of the so-called networked economy. It is important to understand how to secure the ecosystem of devices and applications evolving from that network to shape a trusted digital future. 

Read more: Meet the 5G Ecosystem at BYOND MOBILE

The Philippines’ two pioneering telecom firms, Globe and PLDT’s wireless unit Smart, hit back at new industry player DITO after it filed a complaint against the two firms for their alleged anti-trust practices.

Read more: DITO Slapped With Interconnection Penalty by Globe After Filing Anti-Trust Complaints vs Telco...

Australia and Singapore will unite in the fight against unsolicited telemarketing, spam and scams, following an agreement between the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and the Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA).

Read more: Australia and Singapore to Jointly Fight Against Scam Calls and Messages

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