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.

Read more: IDC Forecasts 415 Million Used Smartphones Shipped in 2026

GlobalData predicts that the total mobile service revenue in Thailand is poised to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.9% from $8.5bn in 2022 to $10.8bn in 2027, mainly supported by an increase in 5G subscriptions and rising data average revenue per user (ARPU).

Read more: Globaldata: 5G to Boost Overall Mobile Service Revenues in Thailand Through 2026

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

MyRepublic has executed a subscriber transfer agreement with Superloop Ltd. The agreement relates to the acquisition of MyRepublic’s Australian National Broadband Network (NBN) subscribers only and does not include any assets or liabilities of the MyRepublic legal entity. The agreement marks the exit of the Singapore-based telco (launched in 2016) from the Australian broadband market effective December 23, 2022, with completion expected shortly thereafter.

Read more: MyRepublic Exits Australia To Focus on Broadband and Mobile Businesses

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

True Corporation and dtac have denied local news reports on a scheduled Board of Directors meeting      to set the date for the repurchase of shares from dissenting shareholders, the date for the convening of a joint shareholders' meeting to approve the formation of a new company, the timing of the trading suspensions and the date for the first trading of the new company.

Read more: True, dtac Deny Media Reports of Scheduled Board Meeting on Planned Merger

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

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