Singtel, GULF and AIS have commenced the construction of a new data center strategically located near Thailand’s capital, Bangkok. The data center, which is scheduled to begin commercial operations in 2025 and offer 20 MW or more in capacity, will be operated by its joint venture company, GSA Data Center Company Limited (GSA).

Read more: Singtel, GULF and AIS Partner to Build Thailand Data Center

Singtel has entered into a strategic partnership with Indonesia's largest telco, Telkom, and Indonesian energy company, Medco Power, for its first data center project in Indonesia. This is the third market for Singtel as it advances its regional data center strategy to address digital infrastructure demand critical to ASEAN's growth. The signing of the agreement was witnessed by Indonesia’s Vice Minister II of State-Owned Enterprises, Kartika Wirjoatmodjo, Singtel Group CEO Yuen Kuan Moon and Telkom CEO Ririek Adriansyah, and comes on the back of a memorandum of understanding between Singtel and long-standing partner Telkom in April to collaborate in the area of data centers.

Read more: Singtel Partners with Telkom for Indonesia Data Center Project

MBSB Bank has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with CelcomDigi as part of its continuous digitalization journey to future-proof its banking operations and enrich customers’ experiences. This maiden partnership between the Islamic bank and the country’s largest telecommunications company will support MBSB Bank in continuing to serve its customers better and, at the same time, enhance its operational efficiency.

Read more: CelcomDigi to Further MBSB Bank’s Digitalization Journey

Unity Digital Infrastructure Inc. (Unity) has announced it has signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement and a Master Agreement with PLDT Inc. (PLDT), through its subsidiaries Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) and Digitel Mobile Philippines (Digitel), for the acquisition of 650 telecommunications towers and related passive telecommunications infrastructure for PHP 9.2 billion through a sale and leaseback transaction.

Read more: Philippine Tower Company Acquires 650 Telecom Towers From PLDT

Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) has embarked on an internal reorganization that involves the transfer of its business in Malaysia to a single operating entity named TM Technology Services Sdn Bhd (TM Tech). The internal reorganization is anticipated to be completed by December 31, 2023.

Read more: Telekom Malaysia’s Business to Consolidate to Yield Operational Efficiency

Singtel, together with SK Telecom (SKT), has held its first metaverse event in Singapore. Titled “Destination: ifland” the event demonstrated how Singtel’s 5G network is able to support and enable richer and more immersive metaverse experiences for consumers on SKT’s ifland app, which was first launched in South Korea in July 2021.

Read more: Singtel Partners With SK Telecom for Debut Metaverse Event

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