Maxis, a leading telco in Malaysia, inaugurated two new regional internet hubs at the Technical Operations Centers in Kuching and Kota Kinabalu, marking an important step toward improving internet access and meeting rising data demands.
Optus has announced plans to develop 5G-enabled smart gadgets in partnership with leading telcos Ericsson and MediaTek.
Globe, a leading digital solutions platform, is improving its E-Waste Zero Program, seeking to target mobile and internet devices in response to worldwide industry trends on electronic waste circularity. This project, which is set to begin on September 1, 2023, is in line with the company's goal of reducing value chain emissions and increasing e-waste circularity activities.
SK Telecom (SKT), South Korea's largest telco, has confirmed an investment of $100 million in the United States artificial intelligence firm Anthropic to strengthen its telecommunications-driven AI business by developing a multilingual large language model (LLM) for global telcos.
XL Axiata has partnered with Universitas Jenderal Soedirman (UNSOED) in Purwokerto to improve digital education and smart campus solutions. The initiative, which is being supported by XL Axiata Business Solutions (XLABS), intends to develop an innovative digital learning environment centered on the Faculty of Medicine.
Vietnam is getting ready to auction off the 700 MHz spectrum for mobile use. This spectrum, which is capable of supporting 5G technology, became available after Vietnam made the switch from analog to digital TV.
Thai state-owned operator National Telecom (NT) has received approval from its board to invest THB800 million (US$22.5 million) in expanding its network to utilize spectrum in the 26 GHz band. The purpose of this investment is to provide Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) services and connect enterprises to private 5G networks.
PLDT and Smart have been working closely with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to strengthen the country's cybersecurity infrastructure against cyberattacks, including those believed to be state-sponsored.
Malaysian operator Maxis officially launched its 5G services on August 15, following the signing of access agreements with the nation's operators by state-owned 5G wholesaler Digital Nasional Berhad.
Taiwanese chipmaker MediaTek is reportedly exploring the potential of 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) in India.