Google has opened its third data center in Singapore, marking 15 years since Google’s first office was established in Southeast Asia in the small city-state in 2007.
M1 Jointly Implements Southeast Asia’s First Maritime 5G AR/VR Smart Glasses
Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), in partnership with M1, has implemented a 5G augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) smart glasses solution at its yard in Singapore, the first in Southeast Asia’s maritime industry. The pilot project is part of Keppel O&M’s strategy to leverage digitalization and virtual technology to enhance the efficiency of remote operations for its tech-enabled workforce. The project received a grant from IMDA’s 5G Innovation Program for the development of virtual platform solutions.
Airtel Pays 5G Spectrum Dues Upfront to Prep for 5G Roll Out
Airtel has paid Rs 8,312.4 crores to the Department of Telecom (Government of India) toward dues for spectrum acquired in the recently concluded 5G auctions.
IFC Provides $70 Million for Shared Mobile Infrastructure Project in Philippines
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) announced that it is providing $70 million to fund a shared mobile infrastructure project in the Philippines.
China Mobile and ZTE Complete Commercial Trial of Co-Routing Detection
ZTE, together with the Yunnan Branch of China Mobile, has completed the commercial trial of co-routing detection in China Mobile’s existing optical network in Yunnan province, China.
Singtel to Invest Additional US$100 million into Innovative Tech
Singtel plans to invest a further $100 million into Singtel Innov8, its corporate venture arm, raising its total capital commitment to $350 million. One of the earliest corporate venture capital firms in Southeast Asia, Innov8 invests in start-ups that align with Singtel Group businesses in the areas of 5G, artificial Intelligence, the digital economy, sustainability, cybersecurity and emerging technologies. It operates on an evergreen fund model, re-investing returns from portfolio exits into new investments. With the capital injection, Innov8 will further expand its portfolio of investments in Southeast Asia, the United States, China, Israel and Australia.
Telstra Boasts Fastest Speed in Australia
Telstra is Australia’s fastest mobile network for the first half of 2022, based on results from the Ookla Speedtest Awards from January to June 2022.
Maxis Records Strong Q2 Performance
Maxis recorded a strong second quarter performance, delivering solid growth across all segments within its core consumer business as well as good momentum in its enterprise business.
Globe Gains Approval to Sell 7,000 Towers
Globe announced that it received board approval to sell over 7,000 towers in what is to be the largest ever tower sale and leaseback deal in the Philippines.
SpaceX To Roll Out Starlink Satellite Internet Services by Year-End
The Philippines’ Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has announced that SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet services will start to be available by the end of this year.