ASEAN delegates agree to strengthen telco infrastructure and e-commerce

Additional obligations have been included in the RCEP agreement. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement is an agreement to broaden and deepen ASEAN’s engagement with Australia, China, Japan, Korea, and New Zealand. Together, these RCEP participating countries account for about 30 per cent of the global GDP and 30…

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Broadband growth remains stable in East Asia despite COVID-19 impact

Analyst firm finds stability and revenue growth in broadband subscribers. S&P Global Market Intelligence firm has found telcos in East Asia reported a stable year-over-year fixed broadband subscriber and revenue growth in the first quarter despite the impact of COVID-19. Still, the monthly and quarterly numbers reflect traces of the…

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ZTE to build the 5G IPRAN for Thailand’s True telco

ZTE keeps busy with 5G projects across Asia. Telecommunications company ZTE Corporation has won the bid to build the 5G IPRAN project for Thailand telecommunications provider — True. ZTE will help True build its 5G IPRAN network to achieve unified transport of 2G/3G/4G/5G mobile services, FTTx, WLAN access and enterprise…

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Philippines Govt pushes for digital transformation to boost economy

DICT calls for restrictions to be lifted in the implementation of cell sites. The Philippines Government is set to drive the advancement of the digital transformation in the country, in a bid to help the country’s economy recover from COVID-19. According to the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)…

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ST Engineering secures SDSD$1.6B in contracts

Contracts are over and above a defence contract Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) has secured contracts worth about SDSD$1.6B, by its aerospace and electronics sectors in the first quarter of 2020. These contracts are over and above a defence contract that its Land Systems arm secured. The Group’s Aerospace sector…

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Nick Lambert joins Orange Business Services as senior VP in APAC

Previously worked at Telstra, Vodafone and IBM Orange Business Services has appointed Nick Lambert as its senior vice president in Asia Pacific (APAC). Stationed in the Singapore office, Lambert will be responsible for setting the strategic direction of the business and spearheading growth across all market segments, including key markets,…

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Maxis and Microsoft launch digital solutions for businesses in Malaysia

Malaysian telco has launched a bundled fixed line number calling with Microsoft Teams Unified Communications. This will allow voice calls from any place at any time across multiple devices. In a statement to the media, Maxis said the service will be available to customers in the enterprise, government, and SME…

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