NTT DOCOMO has partnered with NTT Corporation, Arsaga Partners, Inc. and Tokyu Land Corporation to develop groundbreaking telecommunications services utilizing NTT’s advanced all-photonics Innovative Optical and Wireless Network (IOWN).

Read more: NTT DOCOMO and NTT Corporation Lead Development of Services with IOWN

Rakuten Symphony has announced the official launch of Rakuten Drive— a file storage cloud service— in Japan. Rakuten Drive offers secure and user-friendly file storage and sharing on the cloud for both individual and enterprise customers. It allows users to quickly send large files and now includes the feature of real-time viewing and editing of documents, spreadsheets, and presentations using Microsoft 365 productivity apps like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on the web version.

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Telekom Malaysia (TM) has partnered with Maybank Islamic Berhad to launch the country’s first 5G- powered Islamic Banking as a Service (BaaS) solution to deliver seamless access and experiences to digital clients, particularly micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).

Read more: Telekom Malaysia Leverages 5G to Accelerate Financial Inclusion

Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. has entered into a 2-year strategic partnership with Fujitsu Limited to explore the possibility of establishing a network using All-Photonics Network (APN) technology based on the Innovative Optical and Wireless Network (IOWN) initiative in Taiwan.

Read more: Chunghwa Telecom Plans to Establish APN in Taiwan

In collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and Ericsson, Telstra has achieved a groundbreaking milestone in 5G technology, achieving a record-breaking uplink speed of 340 Mbps. This achievement showcases the power of cutting-edge software, spectrum allocation, and technological advancements in the capabilities of 5G networks.

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The BSNL Employees Union has requested the government to use Vodafone Idea Limited's network to provide 4G services to BSNL customers. This is because there has been a delay in BSNL's own 4G launch. The Union is concerned that this delay is affecting BSNL's financial revival, as competitors like Reliance Jio and Airtel are attracting BSNL's customers with their 5G technology.

Read more: BSNL Union Calls for Immediate 4G Access via Vi Network

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