Nokia is to help China Mobile transition its network to a flexible cloud network infrastructure that, according to Nokia, will provide 'seamless connectivity that will more efficiently meet the ever-growing data demands of [China Mobile's] subscriber base. It has announced a one-year frame agreement with China Mobile worth 9.927 billion Yuan ($1.5b)
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China is to get a fourth national telco, China Broadcasting Network Ltd (CBN). China Daily reported on 5 May that the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology had issued CBN with a telecoms license permitting the company to operate internet domestic data transmission business and domestic telecommunication infrastructure service businesses. The license also extends to CBN subsidiary, China Cable Television Network Co Ltd.
Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company (AsiaSat) and KBZ Gateway Company (KBZ) have forged a partnership to provide satellite-based networks serving Myanmar with high speed data connectivity services. And the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) of Myanmar is to use services on two Intelsat satellites to advance the deployment of the country's wireless communications infrastructure, and expand broadband access for businesses.
Ericsson has signed a five-year partnership agreement with Malaysian data network provider Celcom Axiata to deliver LTE services. Ericsson will deploy its latest-generation radio network products, including full turnkey delivery of products and services for Celcom's radio access network (RAN).
Chorus and Nokia have agreed on a three-year extension of their technology partnership to further invest in New Zealand's ultra high speed broadband program. As part of the agreement, Nokia will deploy its broadband access, IP routing and optical transport technology solutions.
Vietnamese mobile network operator Hanoi Telecom Corporation (HTC) has selected Infinera Intelligent Transport Networks to upgrade its optical network. It has extended its existing Infinera TM-Series metro network with the DTN-X family for its backbone connecting Ho Chi Minh City and Vung Tau. According to Infinera, the upgrade will enable HTC to differentiate its services and manage costs as it increases network capacity.
Ooredoo Myanmar has announced plans to launch 4G services in Yangon and Mandalay by the end of May, which will make it the first of Myanmar's mobile network operators to offer 4G. It also plans to launch services over a larger area using additional spectrum.
Huawei has proposed its Ultra-Broadband 2020 (UBB 2020) strategy to Indonesia to help telecom operators seize business opportunities and address challenges in the next five years, during a speech at the 12th Annual Broadband TV Connect Asia Conference in Jakarta.
Telstra has made several announcements around its global network services that it says will give customers more choice and further reinforce its network leadership position in the Asia Pacific region.
Pakistani internet and international connectivity provider Transworld Associates (TWA), a joint venture of Orascom Telecom, Saif Group and Omzest Group of Oman, has contracted Huawei Marine to upgrade its 1,300 submarine cable system, TW1 that connects Pakistan, United Arab Emirates and Oman.