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The Southeast Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 6 (SEA-ME-WE 6) consortium announced that construction has commenced on a 19,200 km-long submarine cable system connecting multiple countries between Singapore and France. SEA-ME-WE 6 will offer one of the lowest latencies available between Southeast Asia, Middle East and Western Europe, transferring more than 100 terabytes per second, the equivalent of 40,000 high-definition videos each second.

Read more: SEA-ME-WE 6 consortium to install high-capacity undersea cable system connecting Singapore to France

Singtel will launch the first Microsoft Azure Edge Zones integrated with Singtel’s 5G network, delivering multi-access edge compute (MEC) for enterprises in Asia. The solution combines the speed, hyperconnectivity, and high bandwidth of Singtel’s 5G network with Microsoft Azure services, enabling developers to deploy and manage mission-critical applications that require high throughput and low latency. It will boost business capabilities in areas such as metaverse-based real-time simulations, and live video analytics in a multi-tenant environment. Customers will be able to use their existing Azure subscriptions.

Read more: Singtel partners with Microsoft to debut first public MEC solution in Asia

Maxis has successfully trialed 10G PON (gigabit passive optical network)technology, reaching download speeds of close to 10Gbps over its live next generation fibre-to-home (FTTH) network. Conducted at Menara Maxis, the trial demonstrated download results of a 1GB video in less than a second, as compared to the current approximately 23 seconds on the normal 300Mbps GPON download speed.

Read more: Maxis 10G PON trial achieves download speed close to 10Gbps

CITIC Telecom CPC has announced a partnership with DEAC, a data center operator in Riga, Latvia. The strategic partnership sets forth a framework for the parties to collaborate in both company's data center and other value-added offerings reselling, including innovative cloud products and services. 

Read more: CITIC Telecom CPC and DEAC partner on digital infrastructure

CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited (CITIC Telecom CPC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited, announced that Brook Wong, vice president of CITIC Telecom has been appointed to the additional role of chief executive officer of CITIC Telecom CPC effective 1st February, 2022, succeeding Esmond Li who has decided to retire and step down from CEO of CITIC Telecom CPC after over 20 years of service in the Group.

Read more: CITIC Telecom CPC appoints new CEO

Singtel and Zip, a leading global buy now, pay later (BNPL) player, announced an exclusive partnership to launch Zip’s pay later service in Singapore on the Dash app. This new service provides an alternate payment option for Dash customers, giving them the flexibility to choose between paying for their purchases immediately with Dash or paying later with Zip.Larry Diamond

Read more: Singtel Dash partners Zip for buy now, pay later options

Digital service providerTo help customers mitigate the impact of online risks, StarHub and Chubb Insurance Singapore Limited (Chubb) have introduced CyberCover, a cyber protection policy designed to provide financial support for StarHub mobile and broadband customers affected by cyber-bullying, identity theft, unauthorised transactions, and undelivered or discrepancies in online purchases.

Read more: StarHub and Chubb partner to safeguard customers against online risks

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