A leading international telecommunications company has received glowing recognition and two prestigious awards for its campaigns on Gender Parity and Women's Empowerment. Ooredoo were recognized for two of its campaigns towards its commitment to champion women in the workplace at the annual for Stevie® Award in Women in Business. The awards ceremony recognises and highlights the achievements of the world's top women entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations in which they run.

Read more: Indosat Ooredoo receives awards for campaigns on Gender Parity and Empowerment

New Zealand's leading communications service provider Spark has deployed the country's first 200G per wavelength production fiber link by using Nokia's Optical Transport Network (OTN). Spark has become the first in New Zealand to offer 200Gb/s (Gigabits-per-second) on a single wavelength thanks to Nokia technology.

Read more: Nokia 200G optical transport solution doubles network capacity for Spark New Zealand

Thailand's second largest mobile operator, dtac, part of the Telenor Group will become the first mobile operator in Thailand to implement a software-defined network (SDN)-ready IP/optical network, according to Nokia, which is supplying IP/optical products to dtac for its backbone network.

Read more: Dtac gets SDN-ready with Nokia

Nokia has revealed that Thai fixed and mobile network operator, True Group, has deployed Nokia's IP/MPLS routing technology to upgrade its broadband infrastructure in Bangkok in an upgrade that was completed in May 2016.

According to Nokia, surging demand for ultra-broadband fixed and mobile services, such as high-definition video and business services, have helped drive a dramatic increase in data traffic across True's network, in both the city and surrounding areas.

Read more: Nokia upgrades True's fixed and mobile networks

Singtel's Australian subsidiary, Optus, has signed a MoU with Nokia to collaborate on the development of 5G, initially through a trial using Optus spectrum in the 3.5GHz band. The two say they will trial an early 5G prototype in the band '” whch has been globally harmonized by the ITU '” in Australia in 2017.

Read more: Singtel Optus and Nokia to collaborate on 5G in Australia

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