Nokia has been selected by Japanese mobile operators, SoftBank Corp. (SoftBank) and KDDI as one of the vendors to deploy Japan’s shared RAN. This deployment will deliver 5G services to both SoftBank and KDDI subscribers in the country. Nokia will install a Multi-Operator Radio Access Network (MORAN), which will allow both companies to share the RAN while keeping core networks separate. Network sharing helps support efficient RAN deployments as base station sites and infrastructure (equipment) are shared.

Read more: Nokia to deliver 5G services to Softbank and KDDI subscribers in Japan

Console Connect by PCCW Global has extended its collaboration with DCConnect, a Hong Kong-based innovator of on-demand connectivity to data centers and cloud service providers, to offer businesses extensive reach to data centers across mainland China using on-demand, high-performance connectivity. 

Read more: Console Connect expands to mainland China through DCConnect

Nokia announced it has launched the industry’s first cloud-native, mission-critical industrial edge solution to allow enterprises to accelerate their operational technology (OT) digitalization initiatives and advance their journey to Industry 4.0. The new Nokia MX Industrial Edge is a scalable application and compute solution designed to meet the mission-critical digital transformation needs of asset-intensive industries such as manufacturing, energy, and transportation. It uniquely combines compute, storage, wired/wireless networking, one-click industrial applications and automated management onto a unified, on-premise OT digital transformation platform. 

Read more: Nokia launched mission-critical Industrial Edge to accelerate Industry 4.0

Sirius TV, a brand of Smart Digital International Sdn Bhd – the second DTH (Direct-to-Home) operator in Malaysia – has signed a multi-year contract with SES to deliver a new bouquet of satellite TV channels across Malaysia.

Read more: SES partners Sirius TV to broadcast satellite TV channels across Malaysia

Infinera announced that Globe Telecom, Inc. (Globe), a major provider of telecom services in the Philippines, deployed Infinera’s Auto-Lambda solution, featuring autotuneable optics, to upgrade its existing 4G access and aggregation networks and in anticipation of providing future 5G services. By upgrading its access network with Infinera’s autotuneable optics technology, Globe can deliver more capacity on its existing network and scale to address bandwidth growth within its current network architecture while reducing both capital and ongoing operational expenses. 

Read more: Globe Telecom deploys Infinera’s Auto-Lamda for 5G network upgrades

Japanese sports fans will be able to enjoy more premium sports content as SoftBank Corp. (SoftBank), a leading telecom carrier in Japan, has partnered with SES for the aggregation and delivery of live sporting events to its corporate customers, such as TV stations and video distribution companies, SES announced.

Read more: SES partners Softbank Corp to deliver live sporting events into Japan

MTN South Africa network will be the first mobile operator in Africa to provide 5G access to customers from the Philippines through its international roaming agreement with the Philippines’ leading mobile services provider, Smart Communications.

Read more: MTN, Smart extend 5G roaming of Philippines to South Africa

An ST Engineering and Siemens Mobility consortium announced that it has won a $180 million contract to renew and modernise the communications system for Singapore’s North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL) and the Bukit Panjang LRT (BPLRT). Covering 75 locations comprising stations, interchanges, on-line substations, depots and control centres, the renewal programme will see a replacement and upgrade of the NSEWL’s and selected BPLRT’s existing communications systems, the first of its scale since the lines commenced operations more than 20 years ago.

Read more: ST Engineering and Siemens Mobility consortium win $180m contract to modernise communications...

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