South Korean President, Yoon Suk Yeol, has announced plans to allocate 9.4 trillion won (USD 6.94 billion) towards artificial intelligence (AI) investments by 2027. This initiative aims to bolster the nation's standing in advanced semiconductor chip technology on the global stage.

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Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel, two titans in the Indian telecommunications arena, have orchestrated a monumental leap forward with their swift deployment of 5G networks. The nation's rapid ascent into the top 15 countries worldwide for swift media downloads marks a transformative milestone in India's digital landscape. With Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel at the forefront of this technological revolution, India is poised to redefine its digital infrastructure, promising unparalleled connectivity and seamless access to media content.

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The development of 5G-Advanced (5G-A) is expected to revolutionize network connectivity worldwide. The potential of 5G-A, particularly in the dynamic Asia Pacific region will be discussed at the Telecom Review Asia upcoming webinar entitled ‘Unleashing Network Capabilities with 5G-Advanced.’

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India’s fixed communication services revenue is projected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.9%, reaching USD 13.2 billion by 2028. This growth can be attributed to the significant expansion of the fixed broadband segment across the country.

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Chinese telecommunications company, China Mobile, is reportedly planning to introduce 5G-Advanced (5G-A) technology in more than 300 cities throughout China this year. The company, which is a key player in setting 5G-A standards, also intends to launch over 20 5G-A compatible smartphones within the same timeframe.

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In recent months, Southeast Asian businesses have faced an alarming surge in cyber threats, with nearly 500,000 phishing attacks specifically targeting firms in the region. These relentless attempts underscore the critical need for heightened cybersecurity measures to safeguard sensitive data and protect against evolving digital threats.

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Juniper Research and VOX Solutions collaborated on a study to expose the problem of Artificially Inflated Traffic (AIT) and SMS Trashing in the business messaging sector. The research found that in 2023, AIT made up 18% of all international A2P SMS traffic, costing enterprises, including big names like Elon Musk, over USD 60 million annually. This highlights the urgent need for mobile operators to protect their revenue and customer trust.

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Telkom Indonesia and NEC Indonesia have recently inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at jointly fostering the development of smart cities, focusing initially on the forthcoming new capital city of Ibu Kota Nusantara (IKN) and other urban centers across Indonesia.

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