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M1 Limited (M1) and Samsung achieved a significant milestone in advancing the world’s 5G ecosystem by making available Voice over 5G New Radio (VoNR) on  M1’s 5G Standalone (SA) network. 

Read more: M1 partners Samsung to be world’s first to support voice over 5G New Radio (VoNR) on 5G SA network

CSG announced a new multi-year deal that expands its relationship with Maxis, Malaysia’s leading converged solutions provider. As Maxis’ cloud-based digital monetisation, CSG enabled the recent launch of Maxis TV 2.0, and is poised to help drive future growth of Maxis’ portfolio of anytime, anywhere digital lifestyle services through the launch of new experiences.

Read more: CSG to power Maxis’ new, innovative TV experience

Mobile services, from voice to video streaming, are on the rise across Asia. To support this growth, Telenor selected Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management, including Oracle Converged Charging to lay the groundwork for 5G and provide seamless charging and billing interactions for its 175 million subscribers in the region. This can range from an ongoing monthly subscription to a video on-demand service to mobile banking payments to large scale prepaid voice and data services.

Read more: Telenor partners Oracle to monetize fast-growing mobile services

Indosat Ooredoo, Indonesia’s leading digital telco, announced the first commercial deployment of Segment Routing over IPv6 (SRv6) in Southeast Asia to support the development of its 5G services across the country. Partnered with Cisco, Indosat Ooredoo is transforming its Transport infrastructure into a state-of-the-art, programmable, 5G-ready transport network supported by IPv6 segment routing technology (SRv6) with Network Slicing, which enables a simple, scalable, agile, and reliable network to meet the needs of retail and business segment customers.

Read more: Indosat partners Cisco for first commercial SRv6-based 5G-ready transport network in Southeast Asia

Leading messaging app Rakuten Viber and Sri Lanka’s Dialog Axiata PLC announced their recent official partnership. After years of fruitful cooperation on the international voice business, Rakuten Viber was chosen as an international Application-to-Person (A2P) messaging platform for the country's largest mobile network operator.

Read more: Rakuten Viber chosen by Dialog Axiata to become Sri Lanka’s largest mobile operator A2P partner

Axiata Group Berhad (Axiata) has embarked on an ambitious network transformation program, leveraging Open Radio Access Networks (Open RAN) as a key technology for mobile networks designed to narrow the digital divide and enhance rural connectivity across Asia.

Read more: Axiata expands network leadership with commercial Open RAN across Asia

Telenor Group has entered into an agreement to sell 100 percent of its mobile operations in Myanmar to M1 Group for a total consideration of US$105 million USD, of which US$55 million is a deferred payment over five years. The transaction corresponds to an implied enterprise value of approximately US$600 million USD. M1 Group will acquire all the shares in Telenor Myanmar and continue the current operation.

Read more: Telenor sells Myanmar operations to Lebanon’s M1 Group for $105 million

Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (Jio), a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited, and Google Cloud are embarking on a comprehensive, long-term strategic relationship with a goal of powering 5G in enterprise and consumer segments nationwide. In addition, Reliance will also take advantage of Google Cloud’s scalable infrastructure thereby enabling its retail business to achieve better operational efficiency, modernize and scale for growth, and deliver better performance and experiences to customers.

Read more: Jio to partner Google Cloud on 5G technology to provide a billion Indians superior connectivity

Nokia and TPG Telecom announced that they have switched on a live 5G standalone (SA) network in Australia on the 700MHz spectrum band – the first time this has happened in the world. Low band 5G coverage at 700MHz, which is the lowest 5G frequency band deployed in Australia with the largest range, will enable TPG Telecom to provide wide outdoor 5G services, as well as deep indoor 5G coverage in urban and suburban areas to its customers.

Read more: Nokia and TPG Telecom switched on first 5G SA on 700MHz spectrum band

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