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As remote work continues to be a norm in Singapore, the ability to keep connected with employees and customers anytime and anywhere have become a must have for businesses. With this in mind, Singtel is to the first operator based in Singapore to offer the Unified Communications (UC) Direct Connect service for Microsoft Teams, giving businesses the option to use Microsoft Teams as a key mode of communication by integrating their business contact to their Microsoft Teams. Its functionality integrates with Operator Connect for Microsoft Teams that was launched by Microsoft.

Read more: Singtel launches Unified Communications Direct Connect for Microsoft Teams service for businesses

StarHub and MyRepublic announced an agreement for StarHub’s wholly-owned subsidiary, StarHub Online Pte. Ltd., to acquire a majority interest in a new entity which will hold MyRepublic’s broadband business in Singapore, providing broadband services for residential and enterprise customers. Named MyRepublic Broadband Pte Ltd (MyRepublic Broadband), the new entity has been incorporated by MyRepublic.

Read more: Starhub acquires majority stake in MyRepublic’s broadband business in Singapore

Curvalux has secured a multi-million dollar order following ground-breaking commercial trials in the Philippines to test technology that will bring affordable, sustainable Internet connectivity to remote, low-income communities around the world.

Read more: Curvalux partners Philippines Globe Telecom to deliver affordable broadband to remote populations

TPG Telecom, Singapore's fourth telco, has received IMDA approval to conduct a 5G NSA market trial using its existing spectrum holdings.  The trial signals TPG's continued network innovation and investment. The much-anticipated regulatory support provides the opportunity for TPG customers to experience the early benefits of 5G and will make 5G available in Singapore at lower prices.

Read more: TPG Singapore approved to conduct 5G NSA market trial

Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), Malaysia’s national connectivity and digital infrastructure provider through its global and wholesale arm, TM WHOLESALE and Tata Communications, a global digital ecosystem enabler’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Tata Communications International Pte Ltd., joined forces to offer stable, high-speed and reliable connectivity in the ASEAN region and open access to global enterprises.

Read more: Telekom Malaysia and Tata Communications to offer reliable connectivity in the ASEAN region

The Philippines’ only pure-play high-speed fixed broadband operator, Converge Information and Communications Technology Solutions, Inc. ended 2Q2021 with 1,355,079 residential subscribers, 85% more than in 2Q2020 resulting in another record quarter for the Company. The completion of the initial phases of Converge’s domestic subsea cable network in the VisMin region in 2Q2020 resulted in the activation of an end-to-end nationwide backbone reaching from northern Luzon to Mindanao. This event represented another historic milestone in the mission of Converge to bring reliable and affordable, high-speed fiber internet to millions of households in the Philippines nationwide. As the fastest growing fixed broadband operator in the Philippines, the Converge deployed a record 565,848 new fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) ports during the quarter, more than twice the number of FTTH ports deployed during the same quarter the previous year. As of June 30, 2021, Converge’s nationwide network reached more than 8.3 million homes, on track to reach the company’s target to cover approximately 55% of households in the Philippines by 2025.

Read more: Converge posts 81.5% YoY revenue growth and record profitability

Ooredoo and CK Hutchison announced the signing of definitive transaction agreements for the proposed merger of their respective telecommunications businesses in Indonesia, PT Indosat Tbk (Indosat Ooredoo) and PT Hutchison 3 Indonesia (H3I). The merged company will be named PT Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison Tbk (Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison).

Read more: Ooredoo Group and CK Hutchison poised for US$6 billion telecom merger

Tata Communications has announced its financial results for the quarter ended 30 June 2021. Consolidated revenue came in at INR 4,103 Crore (USD 556 Mn), growing 0.7% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ), and decreasing 6.8% year-on-year (YoY). This YoY contraction is primarily due to reduction in Voice business and moderation of Collaboration traffic in the Data segment.

Read more: Tata Communications posts 14.9% YoY PAT

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