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.
Globe Partners With Power Coops to Launch 26 New Cell Sites in Mindoro, Marinduque
Globe launched 26 new LTE-capable cell sites in Oriental Mindoro and Marinduque from January to June this year through stronger partnerships with local cooperatives, resulting in better connectivity.
Maxis 5G International Roaming Service Reaches 29 Countries
Maxis announced that it has expanded its 5G international roaming services to 29 countries, enabling more of its traveling customers to enjoy high-speed connectivity abroad.
Axiata and Telenor Successfully Complete Celcom and Digi Merger
Axiata, Telenor and Digi announced the completion of the merger of the telco operations of Celcom Axiata Berhad (“Celcom”) and Digi (together: “Celcom Digi”). With this, Axiata and Telenor will both hold equal ownership in Celcom Digi at 33.1% each.
Singtel Partners with Telkom for Indonesia Data Center Project
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.
Starhub Partners With Workato for Customer Onboarding Automation
StarHub has announced a partnership with Workato to create frictionless integration-led automation experiences for customers. According to Workato’s Automation Index 2022, the global use of automation has doubled year on year since 2020, and the growing demand for workplace automation in Singapore is one of the key drivers of this partnership between StarHub and Workato.
Philippine Tower Company Acquires 650 Telecom Towers From PLDT
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.
Nokia Partners With Balitower for 5G Network Solutions
Nokia has announced that it has teamed up with Indonesia’s Balitower to provide mobile transport solutions and services.
Telekom Malaysia’s Business to Consolidate to Yield Operational Efficiency
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.
NTT Docomo and SK Telecom to Collaborate on Advancing 5G and 6G
NTT Docomo has agreed with SK Telecom (SKT) to collaborate on the enhancement of their respective smart-life businesses and communications-infrastructure technologies worldwide.