KDDI Corporation has chosen Oracle Database to modernize its online payment brand, au PAY, and customer loyalty program, au Ponta Points Program. By working with Oracle, au Pay payment processing is now five times faster than before, while the au Ponta Points Program’s processing performance has improved by 200%. In addition, Oracle helps KDDI meet changing customer needs by enabling it to develop new services and applications 30% faster.

Read more: KDDI Partners With Oracle for Mobile Payment and Customer Loyalty Program

Singtel, GULF and AIS have commenced the construction of a new data center strategically located near Thailand’s capital, Bangkok. The data center, which is scheduled to begin commercial operations in 2025 and offer 20 MW or more in capacity, will be operated by its joint venture company, GSA Data Center Company Limited (GSA).

Read more: Singtel, GULF and AIS Partner to Build Thailand Data Center

Leading Philippine fiber internet provider Converge ICT Solutions Inc. and South Korea’s KT Corporation, formerly Korea Telecom, have agreed to pursue a potential business collaboration and partnership that will support the digital transformation of local businesses by providing innovative enterprise technologies.

Read more: Converge and KT Partner to Support Philippines’ Digital Transformation

NTT Docomo, Inc. and Korean telecommunications operator SK Telecom (SKT) announced their joint release of two white papers on energy-efficient 5G mobile networks and related technologies, as well as requirements for future 6G networks.

Read more: NTT DOCOMO and SK Telecom Publish White Papers on Green Mobile Networks and 6G Requirements

MBSB Bank has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with CelcomDigi as part of its continuous digitalization journey to future-proof its banking operations and enrich customers’ experiences. This maiden partnership between the Islamic bank and the country’s largest telecommunications company will support MBSB Bank in continuing to serve its customers better and, at the same time, enhance its operational efficiency.

Read more: CelcomDigi to Further MBSB Bank’s Digitalization Journey

NEC Corporation and its ecosystem partners A10 Networks, Adtran (formerly ADVA), Fortinet and Juniper Networks have launched the Value Added xHaul Solution Suite to accelerate the monetization of operators’ transport networks in the 5G era. The new solution suite will enable traditional IP and optical transport networking to bring additional value with enhanced capabilities, including data center networks, network security, and automation to maximize operators’ profitability.

Read more: NEC Launches Value Added xHaul Solution Suite 

Singtel, together with SK Telecom (SKT), has held its first metaverse event in Singapore. Titled “Destination: ifland” the event demonstrated how Singtel’s 5G network is able to support and enable richer and more immersive metaverse experiences for consumers on SKT’s ifland app, which was first launched in South Korea in July 2021.

Read more: Singtel Partners With SK Telecom for Debut Metaverse Event

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