NOW Corporation has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with AST SpaceMobile, a US-based Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite company. The purpose of this partnership is to connect remote areas in the Philippines that have limited or no infrastructure.

Read more: Now Corporation Advances Connectivity in Remote Philippines

Along the sidelines of the 2023 Global Mobile Broadband Forum (MBBF), Huawei, in collaboration with du, unveiled the world’s first 5G Advanced (5G-A) demonstration villa, which featured innovative use cases and improved real-life experience by utilizing 5G-A’s technological innovation.

Read more: The World's First 5.5G Villa: The Home of the Future

Hughes Communications India (HCI) has announced a new managed services deal for cement companies, ACC and Ambuja Cement. The deal involves deploying dual LTE/4G at over 100 manufacturing and field units across India. HCI is a joint venture between Hughes Network Systems, a global provider of broadband satellite networks and services, and India's Bharti Airtel.

Read more: Hughes Communications India Secures Pivotal Managed Services Deal

Spark New Zealand has signed a conditional agreement to acquire all remaining shares in leading environmental internet of things (IoT) provider Adroit, enhancing its ability to support New Zealand businesses in achieving productivity and sustainability through technology.

Read more: Spark Acquires Adroit to Expand Environmental Monitoring Solutions

In the ever-evolving world of telecommunications, Huawei maintains its commitment to innovation and leadership in the microwave industry. During the 2023 Global Mobile Broadband Forum, Huawei introduced its latest microwave technology, MAGICSwave, which paves the way for a smooth transition to 5.5G with full-band and multi-channel capabilities. The new-generation MAGICSwave supports ultra-wide multi-channel transmission to enhance backhaul efficiency, offering increased capacity for urban areas and longer transmission distances for suburban areas. It boasts a high level of integration, allowing networks to adapt and evolve over the next decade.

Read more: Unveiling Huawei's MAGICSwave: Paving the Way for 5.5G Evolution

During the Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2023, Zain KSA signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Huawei, reflecting a significant milestone in the field of green technology collaboration. This agreement solidifies the collaboration between Zain KSA and Huawei as they work together to drive the widespread adoption of green technology within Zain's operational framework, networks and facilities.

Read more: Zain KSA and Huawei Forge a Strategic Alliance for Green Technology Advancement

Telecom Review participated in a media roundtable organized on the sidelines of the Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2023, where Cao Ming, President of Huawei Wireless Solution, elaborated on Huawei's cutting-edge advancements.

Read more: Huawei's 5.5G Solutions: Pioneering the Future of Wireless and Business Technology

As Huawei kicked off the 14th Global Mobile Broadband Forum in Dubai, UAE, Li Peng, Huawei's Corporate Senior Vice President and President of the company's Carrier BG, delivered a keynote. In his speech, Li called on global carriers and industry partners to rise to the occasion, address increasing demands on networks, and make the most of the future trends.

Read more: Huawei’s Li Peng: Powering a Positive 5G Business Cycle and Embracing 5.5G

HKT Payment was recently part of a cross-industry consortium in the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) e-HKD Pilot Program. As an extension of this involvement, the company has invited innovative enterprises from different fields to participate in the "tokenized property-backed secured lending with ring-fenced usage" use case to test the hypothetical e-HKD loan apparatus and provide input to the HKMA.

Read more: HKT Joins e-HKD Pilot Program

Vietnam is planning to phase out its 2G network services by December 2023 in order to develop more advanced telecommunication technologies. The Authority of Telecommunications, under the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC), has held meetings with telecom service providers in Vietnam, who have committed to disabling 2G-only devices by the end of this year.

Read more: Vietnam to Dismantle 2G Networks by 2023, Prioritizing 4G and 5G

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