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Bharti and Meta announce multifaceted collaboration plans

Bharti and Meta announce multifaceted collaboration plans

Indian operator Bharti Airtel and social technology giant Meta Platforms say they plan to jointly invest in global connectivity infrastructure and CPaaS-based new-age digital solutions to support the emerging requirements of customers and enterprises in India.
US dismisses charges against Huawei CFO

US dismisses charges against Huawei CFO

The long-running ordeal of Huawei’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou has come to a close, with a US judge issuing the order to dismiss all charges against the executive.
Malaysia points out 5G plan transparency issue

Malaysia points out 5G plan transparency issue

Malaysia’s newly elected prime minister Anwar Ibrahim revealed plans to review the previous administration’s 5G plan, which could hinder the deployment of 5G in the country after operators finally agreed on deals with state-owned agency Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB). 
5G to surge business revenues in Asia-Pacific

5G to surge business revenues in Asia-Pacific

A report from ABI Research predicted revenues from 5G private networks and network slicing deployments, will surge private enterprise revenues from US$732 million and US$151 million in 2022, to over US$13 billion and US$12 billion respectively by 2028 in the Asia-Pacific.
Samsung boosts its engineering recruitment in India

Samsung boosts its engineering recruitment in India

Samsung says it is planning to hire around 1,000 engineers for its R&D institutes across India. These include Samsung R&D Institute Bangalore, Samsung R&D Institute Noida, Samsung R&D Institute Delhi and Samsung Semiconductor India Research, also in Bangalore.
Ericsson launches 5G growth report for emerging markets

Ericsson launches 5G growth report for emerging markets

A report from Analysys Mason commissioned by Ericsson highlighted the potential economic, consumer and environmental benefits from 5G connectivity in 15 emerging markets, stating these countries could see GDP growth between 0.3% and 0.46% through 2035.
Foxconn apologises after large protest at factory

Foxconn apologises after large protest at factory

Key Apple supplier Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn) pointed to an error in its payments system for starting unrest among staff who complained of overdue pay and working conditions, thus sparking fights between employees and security personnel.
Vodafone Idea agrees payment plan for ATC debt

Vodafone Idea agrees payment plan for ATC debt

Indian operator Vodafone Idea (aka VIL) may have finally found a way to solve at least one of its debt issues after announcing plans to issue debentures worth 16 billion rupees (about US$195.6 million) to American Tower Corporation (ATC).
DigitalBridge takes stake in Malaysian data centre operator

DigitalBridge takes stake in Malaysian data centre operator

Global digital infrastructure firm DigitalBridge Group has announced the acquisition of an ownership stake in AIMS Group from Malaysian telecoms firm TIME dotcom and the formation of an edge data centre platform focused on the high-growth markets of the Southeast Asia region.
True, DTAC merger misses deadline

True, DTAC merger misses deadline

Telenor Group announced the merger between its unit DTAC and True will not meet its end-of-year deadline target as conditions for the tie-up were not met in time.  
India revamps data protection bill

India revamps data protection bill

Having withdrawn its proposed personal data protection bill in August, the Indian government now expects to release a newly drafted bill in about a week for public comment.

Malaysian 5G is here at last

Malaysian operators Celcom Axiata, DiGi Telecommunications, Telekom Malaysia and U Mobile have now signed agreements to access – for ten years – the much-delayed wholesale 5G network rolled out and run by state agency Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB).
Telenor queries conditions attached to Thai operator merger

Telenor queries conditions attached to Thai operator merger

Less than a week after the merger of Thai operators True Corp and Total Access Communication (DTAC) got the go-ahead, Norway's Telenor, which owns DTAC, has asked for clarification from regulator the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) on the conditions it has...

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