Philippines Government fast tracks ICT infrastructure builds

Criticisms levelled at a particular China backed telco. The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Philippines, together with other government agencies combining their efforts and initiatives to improve information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure landscape, as the country continues to adopt to the New Normal. The need for an…

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StarHub secures first sustainability-linked loan

Loan is linked to the achievement of sustainability performance targets. Singapore telecommunications company, StarHub — through its subsidiary Malaren International — has entered a RM270 million sustainability-linked term loan facility agreement with CIMB Bank Berhad. This marks the Group’s first loan in which the interest is linked to the achievement…

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Vietnam to integrate 4G into terrestrial mobile communication terminal devices

Government assess the impacts of a draft circular on national technical regulations on terminal devices. Vietnam will issue new technical regulations for terminal devices of terrestrial mobile communication, which will include integrating 4G into such devices. The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) last week held a webinar to assess the…

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IMDA imposes penalties on StarHub and M1

Large fines for contravening code of practise. The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) has concluded its investigations into the broadband service disruptions involving StarHub Online Pte Ltd (“StarHub”) in April 2020, and M1 Net Pte Ltd (“M1”) in May 2020. IMDA has imposed a financial penalty of S$210,000 on StarHub,…

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Zurich hires Ping An Technology CEO for group CIO role

Global insurance company accelerates roll-out of digital offering, announces key leadership appointments Swiss insurance company, Zurich has hires Ericson Chan, CEO at Ping An Technology, to take up position of group chief information and digital officer, starting in October, to speed digital transformation and develop technology solutions for the organisation.…

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Huawei and industry partners look at how into how 5GDN industries

Discusses the key 5GDN requirements of smart grids using specific cases. Huawei and other 5G Deterministic Networking Alliance (5GDNA) members such as, the China Southern Power Grid; Guangdong Planning and Designing Institute; Global Energy Internet Research Institute; State Grid Qingdao Electric Supply Company; Beijing Sifang Automation; NARI Group Corporation; China…

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Singapore’s IMDA supports interim deployment riding on 4G infrastructure

Support for telcos to offer of faster data speeds, ahead of nationwide rollout of 5G standalone networks. Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) will support Mobile Network Operators’ (MNOs) plan to ride on existing 4G networks to deploy 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) networks. This will be part of trials to allow…

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Enabling global interoperability for 5G

Providing a summary of the specifications released to its members. The 5G Future Forum, a group of global 5G leaders accelerating the delivery of multi-access edge Computing-enabled solutions around the world, has released abstracts of its first technical specifications to provide a summary of the specifications released to its members. There are two major…

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