Telkom Indonesia and Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison have recently formed a strategic partnership to strengthen Indonesia's internet infrastructure. The collaboration includes the creation of an interconnected Internet Exchange (IX) ecosystem with the goal of improving the overall quality of internet service in the country. This significant Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was officially signed by NeutraDC and BDx Indonesia during the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, marking a watershed moment in Indonesia's internet development.

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The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has reportedly approved incumbent telco PLDT's proposed PHP 6.75 billion (USD 120 million) acquisition of broadband and cable TV provider, Sky Cable Corporation.

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Goodman Group, a leading global specialist in industrial property and digital infrastructure, is expanding its data center capacity in Asia as part of its global strategy in this sector. Goodman entered into agreements to deliver up to 1,000 MW of power in Japan and has started construction on a new 50 MW data center in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong SAR. The company has also opened a new regional office in Singapore to support its data center growth in Asia.

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Nokia and NTT Corporation have completed a joint proof of concept (PoC) by employing Nokia's mobile fronthaul solution on an All-Photonic Network (APN). This aligns seamlessly with the objectives of the Innovative Optical and Wireless Network (IOWN) Global Forum.

Read more: Nokia and NTT Corporation Successfully Complete Joint PoC for High-Speed All-Photonic Network

Direct-to-phone satellite operator, Lynk Global, announced that Telikom Limited, the state telecommunications company of Papua New Guinea, has begun offering Lynk's Sat2Phone service to its subscribers. Initially, the Sat2Phone service in Papua New Guinea will only support SMS messaging. This is because Lynk currently has only three LEOsats (low Earth orbit satellites) in orbit to support the service, out of a planned constellation of 5,000.

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According to Dell'Oro Group, revenues from Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) are expected to exceed USD 40 billion in the next five years. This growth is attributed to the increasing number of subscribers in emerging markets. The report states that FWA spending has risen in recent years to support both residential and enterprise connectivity. This is due to the ease of deployment and the widespread availability of 4G and sub-6GHz 5G networks.

Read more: Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) Revenues Set to Surpass USD 40 Billion

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