Ericsson has been selected by Indonesian operator XL Axiata, to supply network functions virtualization (NFV) technology. Ericsson will deploy its full stack cloud solution, including the Ericsson Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000 based on Intel Rack Scale Architecture, and virtual network functions (VNFs) as part of XL Axiata's cloud evolution and realization of NFV. Separately, Ericsson has announced an NFV deal with Korean telco LG.

Read more: Ericsson to supply NFV to XL Axiata and LG UPlus

Ooredoo Maldives has partnered with Huawei Marine to deploy a fiber optic submarine cable with the aim of boosting broadband services in the Maldives.

The 1200km cable will use Huawei Marine's 100G technology and will provide Ooredoo with an enhanced resilient network that can fully address the country's increasing communication needs across developing islands and new resort locations.

Read more: Huawei Marine to build Maldives submarine cable

Ericsson and Bangladesh mobile operator, Robi Axiata, have signed a three-year contract to upgrade Robi's 2G/GSM network in the Chittagong and Comilla regions of Bangladesh to 3G/WCDMA and make it ready for 4G/LTE. Existing base stations will be upgraded and Ericsson will deploy a substantial number of additional 3G/WCDMA sites in the same regions, enabling Robi to expand the network to address demand from rapid data growth.

Read more: Ericsson to upgrade Robi Axiata's network in Bangladesh

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