Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has announced that four companies have successfully won spectrum in its 3.4/3.7 GHz bands spectrum allocation process. This development is poised to stimulate innovation, enhance connectivity, and pave the way for advanced telecommunications services.
China Mobile has awarded contracts for two 5G networks worth a total of CNY7.8 billion (US$1.1 billion) to three vendors, with Huawei receiving the majority of the contracts.
Vietnam, historically known for blocking online content that criticizes the one-party state, has been considering a new measure to block users from accessing the internet itself.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has requested telecom operators to create a digital consent acquisition (DCA) for maintaining and revoking customers' access to promotional texts and calls.
India's Personal Data Protection Bill, which Parliament's upper house passed on Wednesday evening, is expected to become law once signed by President Droupadi Murmu. The bill had faced delays, particularly last year when it was revised to address concerns about mass surveillance and its impact on the business environment.
Globe Telecom, the operator in the Philippines, has announced the third closing and official transfer of 431 towers to Frontier Tower Associates Philippines (Frontier Towers) for PHP5.5 billion (US$97 million) in cash. 82% of these tower assets are ground-based towers, and 18% are rooftop towers.
The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), cementing their commitment to enhancing collaboration and cooperation in addressing competition issues that affect both regulators.
China has prohibited U.S. chipmaker Micron from taking part in important infrastructure projects, claiming that the company poses a threat to the country's security.
PLDT Inc. (PLDT), its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) and other members of the National Telecommunications Security Council (NTSC) have partnered with the Philippine National Police to strengthen the security of telco infrastructure across the country.
The operators in India are reportedly pushing for a modification of the regulations governing the rollout of 26 GHz 5G because there aren't enough 26 GHz-capable devices to make it worthwhile.