Singtel is launching 5G edge compute infrastructure for enterprises, that includes Microsoft Azure Stack as one of the options, to deliver fast and secure 5G applications. Enterprises will be able to use Singtel’s Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC) infrastructure to process applications like autonomous guided vehicles, drones, robots, virtual, augmented or mixed reality closer to their end-users. Combined with high speed connectivity from Singtel’s 5G network, enterprises will be able to deliver these applications with low latency of less than 10 milliseconds. Trials are set to begin this year.
Accelerating its efforts to increase access to high-quality entertainment for every Indian, Amazon introduced Prime Video Mobile Edition – a mobile-only plan at an amazing introductory price of INR 89. India becomes the first Amazon Prime country in the world to offer customers a mobile-only Prime Video plan. Powered by affordable data, the ubiquitous smartphone has become the country’s preferred screen for entertainment. Prime Video Mobile Edition is a single-user mobile-only plan, providing SD quality streaming to customers which is created especially for a mobile-first country like India. Prime Video is collaborating with Airtel, India’s premier communications solutions provider, for the first roll-out of Prime Video Mobile Edition.
Six months after launching Singapore’s first non-standalone 5G services for consumers and enterprises, longstanding partners, StarHub and Nokia have teamed up again to deploy a new cloud-native 5G core network to manage 5G standalone (SA) bandwidth demand that has been projected to grow rapidly and tremendously.
SK Telecom announced that it will launch online-only mobile plans on January 15, 2021 to increase customer value through reduced cost burden and expanded option for mobile price plans.
In a major landmark, Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s premier communications solutions provider, announced that it has become the country’s first telco to successfully demonstrate & orchestrate LIVE 5G service over a commercial network in Hyderabad city.
ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, has helped the Inner Mongolia branch of China Telecom complete the construction of directly connected nodes in the national-level Internet backbone in Hohhot, and implement device deployment and service provisioning. That indicates the successful Internet information interconnection in the region. China Telecom has made great progress in 163 backbone construction.
Nokia announced that it has launched 5G services with mobile operator, Optus at the Optus Stadium in Perth, Australia. The move provides visitors attending sporting or music events with access to incredibly fast indoor and outdoor 5G coverage with speeds over 1Gbps. Nokia has supported Optus with the deployment of the technology as well as its ambitious goals for 5G.
Nokia and M1 have signed a partnership agreement to deploy Nokia’s cloud-native Core software in order to drive Singapore’s 5G standalone network launch in 2021.
Asia-Pacific Telecom Co Ltd (APT) has selected Ericsson to modernize the communications service provider’s network and support with 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) Multi-Operator Core Network readiness. This includes integration with Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) on the 3.5GHz frequency band in Taiwan.
CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited has recently completed its Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta network gateway deployments for its TrueCONNECT(TM) Hybrid (SD-WAN, Software Defined Wide Area Network) enterprise connectivity solution.