A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the Philippines-based NOW Corporation and the low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite communications company OneWeb to offer high-speed, low-latency broadband access to the country. NOW Corporation has investments in telecoms, media and technology.
ZTE Corporation, a global leading provider of information and communication technology solutions, has launched its G5 series servers in Thailand, marking the first time that ZTE has released its servers outside of China.
AIS Fibre has launched WiFi 6E services, a new standard of wireless tech on the new 6 GHz waveband. It is the first operator in the Thai fixed broadband industry to offer such services. AIS has partnered with world-class router developer TP LINK to ship the WiFi 6E Router, enabling customers to get the best user experience from their home Internet. WiFi 6E has the property of approximately quadrupling frequency bands and adding signal channels to relieve congestion, with the result of smoother connections when streaming HD video or using VR, meeting the needs of all users in the household.
Globe Telecom and Smart Communications, both telecom operators in the Philippines, have requested that the government extend the SIM registration deadline due to low registration rates. Currently, less than 50% of subscribers have completed the registration process.
For development this year, Dito Telecommunity is counting on launching post-paid mobile plans and entering the enterprise market.
As operators in developing nations switched on their networks in the second half of 2022, commercial 5G launches recovered, according to S&P Global. According to Kagan's 5G Tracker, at least 238 mobile carriers servicing 94 markets globally had started offering 5G services by the end of 2022.
Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)-Bokaro Steel Plant (BSL) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd. (TCIL) to explore the potential of applications of 5G and other wireless communication technologies in its SAIL-Bokaro Steel Plant. This is yet another illustration of the growing interest in 5G shown by many industries throughout the country.
SLT-MOBITEL, the national ICT solutions provider of Sri Lanka and a partner to Netcracker for nearly two decades, will implement Netcracker Digital BSS and Professional Services to consolidate its billing system for upgraded fixed, mobile and online charging capabilities. Netcracker’s solution will help SLT-MOBITEL unify its brands and consolidate its IT infrastructure as the company continues its growth trajectory.
Australian telco, Optus, has partnered with leading retailer Retravision to expand its distribution partner network across Western Australia, including its reach into regional WA communities.
Netplus Broadband, the prominent wireline internet service provider in North India, has chosen OcNOS from IP Infusion to strengthen and expand its network, with the goal of providing broadband services to all its customers in the region. OcNOS, a provider of open network software and solutions for wireline and mobile network operators, offers Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) and Ethernet VPN (EVPN) components that Netplus is utilizing to enhance network security, effectiveness and transmission rates.