Telstra today announced the addition of substantial capacity to its subsea cable infrastructure with its first large capacity purchase on the new-generation New Cross Pacific (NCP) cable, and a further investment in the faster cable.

Read more: Telstra adds capacity to subsea cable network – the largest in Asia Pacific

Nokia and Ooredoo have set up the first 5G-ready Technology Centre in Myanmar. The Centre is the result of a successful collaboration with Yangon Technological University (YTU) that will be utilized by the students of Myanmar’s first diploma program in telecommunications.

Read more: Nokia and Ooredoo set up 5G Centre in Myanmar University

NHK, Japan’s national broadcaster, has partnered with Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext: ETL) to launch the world’s first 8K network; BS8K. The live broadcast took place on December 2nd from the Vatican where images were transmitted to Tokyo via EUTELSAT 12 West B satellite with a mobile uplink provided by M-three Satcom. This momentous event by NHK has broken new ground for 8K contribution via satellite.

Read more: Eutelsat partners with Japanese company to launch world’s first 8K channel

HUAWEI CLOUD officially launched its Blockchain Service (BCS) for global use after launching it for commercial use in China on October 10th this year. Now available on the international HUAWEI CLOUD website, the service helps global enterprises and developers create, deploy, and manage blockchain applications quickly and at minimal cost on HUAWEI CLOUD. Its global launch lays the foundations for a distributed global blockchain platform.

Read more: HUAWEI CLOUD’s Blockchain service is officially available around the world

US technology behemoth Apple has signed a new agreement with Samsung in relation to its streaming and content services in an effort to offset a decline in iPhone sales. The deal brokered between Apple and the South Korean conglomerate will enable the use of iTunes streaming services on Samsung smart TVs.

Read more: US tech giant signs content agreement with Samsung

Following a successful launch in the Philippines, PLDT Enterprise, the B2B arm of PLDT, the leading ICT and digital services provider in the Philippines, is on track to roll out a suite of global Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) business communication services to multinational companies, using technology and international presence provided by PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider.

Read more: PCCW Global technology enhances business communication capabilities in the Philippines

Nokia has signed three separate frame agreements worth a combined value of more than EUR 2 billion with China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom. Under the agreements, Nokia will deploy technologies and services to improve performance in fixed and mobile broadband networks across China to meet ever-growing demand as operators transition towards 5G.

Read more: Nokia signs EUR 2 billion agreements with three Chinese operators

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