Globe Telecom, the operator in the Philippines, has announced the third closing and official transfer of 431 towers to Frontier Tower Associates Philippines (Frontier Towers) for PHP5.5 billion (US$97 million) in cash. 82% of these tower assets are ground-based towers, and 18% are rooftop towers.
ITU Secretary-General Doreen Bogdan-Martin Receives IEEE President’s Award
ITU Secretary-General Doreen Bogdan-Martin has been awarded the 2023 IEEE President's Award for her “distinguished leadership and contributions to the public."
China Bars U.S. Chipmaker Micron From Key Infrastructure Projects
China has prohibited U.S. chipmaker Micron from taking part in important infrastructure projects, claiming that the company poses a threat to the country's security.
ITU Expands Presence in South Asia With Latest Area Office in New Delhi
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) opened a new Area Office and Innovation Center to drive technology uptake for sustainable development across South Asia. The ITU Area Office and Innovation Center aims to strengthen technology cooperation and boost regional telecommunications development.
Operators in India Push for Regulation Change as 5G Rollout Faces Device Shortage
The operators in India are reportedly pushing for a modification of the regulations governing the rollout of 26 GHz 5G because there aren't enough 26 GHz-capable devices to make it worthwhile.
Philippines to Host ASEAN Digital Officials Meeting
The information and communications technology (ICT) ministers and government leaders of the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are set to meet in the Philippines this February.
TRAI Implements New Rules to Combat Spam Calls and Messages
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has published new regulations that are expected to alter how telecommunications companies operate in an effort to combat the growing problem of unwanted spam calls and messages.
ITU Introduces New Management Team
The new senior leadership team of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) took office on January 1, 2023, after being elected by member states in September 2022.
Vietnam Sets Dates for 4G and 5G Spectrum Auction Registration
A 4G and 5G spectrum auction has been announced by the Vietnamese communications regulator, and companies have two days to register from April 18–19.
ACCC Denies Network Sharing Deal Between Telstra and TPG
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has rejected a proposed 10-year infrastructure-sharing deal between mobile network operators Telstra and TPG Telecom.