Commitments worth US$29.92 billion have been pledged since March to bring the world's hardest-to-connect communities online, according to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations' specialized agency for information and communication technologies.

Read more: ITU-Led Partner2Connect Raised US$29.92 Billion to Bring World Online

The total fixed communication services revenue in the Philippines is expected to increase at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.7% from $5.2 billion in 2022 to $6 billion in 2027, forecasts data and analytics firm GlobalData.

Read more: Philippines’ Fixed Communication Services Revenue Projected to Reach $6 Billion by 2027

As a wrap-up to the 16th edition of Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit, Telecom Review organized the 11th edition of its Excellence Awards ceremony where global and regional companies and industry leaders are being recognized for their innovative efforts and influential reputation throughout 2022.

Read more: Telecom Review Excellence Awards 2022: China Mobile Receives One Regional, Two Global Recognitions

ZTE has been awarded “Best Technology Deployment” at the 2022 Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit for its radio composer, the industry-first solution powered by native AI at 5G base stations to deliver high-level 5G services.

Read more: ZTE Wins 'Best Technology Deployment' Award at Telecom Review Leaders' Summit

Advances in space and satellite technology combined with evolving wireless connectivity are essential to connecting people who remain excluded from the digital revolution, according to participants at the recently concluded “Connecting the World from the Skies" forum.

Read more: Space and Air-Based Networks Key to Reaching 2.7 Billion Still Unconnected

U Mobile has signed a collaboration agreement with TIME dotCom (Time) as part of its long-term home broadband strategy. With this latest partnership, the telco will increase its Malaysian household reach more than sevenfold, especially among those in high-rise residential areas in major cities. This will enable even more Malaysians to enjoy U Mobile’s high-speed home fiber broadband plans, featuring connectivity speeds of up to 1Gbps.

Read more: U Mobile Teams Up With Time to Strengthen Home Fiber Broadband

The Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) and Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) inked eight Memorand of Understanding (MOU) and unveiled 14 new joint projects under the Singapore-China (Shenzhen) Smart City Initiative (SCI) at the 3rd Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) meeting.

Read more: Singapore and Shenzhen Partner for Smart City Initiatives

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