Ooredoo Myanmar has announced 'recording-breaking growth' with the addition of 1.3 million customers in the second quarter of 2016, taking the total number of users on its network to 8.2 million, 2.4 million of which were added in the first six months of 2016. The company also told the Myanmar Times that the number of 4G users had passed the half million mark. Meanwhile Nokia and Ooredoo Myanmar have announced completion of network rollout and launch of what they claim to be the first LTE (4G) service in Myanmar.
Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks increased 43 percent to more than 34,000 attacks in the second quarter of the year, according to Nexusguard's Q2 2016 Threat Report - Asia-Pacific.
Huawei Indonesia has partnered with Accenture, Cloudera, Anabatic, IDPRO, Infosys and Telkomsigma to launch Huawei FusionSphere 6.0, billed as an enterprise-class cloud operating system that helps customers deploy virtual servers, private clouds, public clouds, hybrid clouds, clouds desktop, and virtualized network infrastructure.
The Shenzhen branch of China Telecom has teamed up with Huawei to 'transform Shenzhen into a benchmark smart city with Gigaband all-optical networks.'
Nagra, a Swiss provider of content protection and multiscreen television technologies and research and strategy consultancy MTM have released the results of a survey of the Asia Pacific pay TV market, saying it is highly fragmented with a large 'innovation gap' between advanced and emerging markets.
Telstra's investment arm, Telstra Ventures has teamed up with Telkom Indonesia's equivalent, PT Metra Digital Investama (MDI), for the joint exploration of investment opportunities in technology start-up sector in South East Asia.
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has warned of a widening digital divide between high-income and low-income countries in Asia, saying that fixed broadband penetration is only about two percent in 20 Asian countries.
A consortium of global investment firms has pumped $550m into 18 month old Indonesian mobile platform GO-JEK. The consortium includes KKR, Warburg Pincus, Farallon Capital and Capital Group Private Markets, existing shareholders and other international investors. Previous investors include Sequoia India, Northstar Group, DST Global, NSI Ventures, Rakuten Ventures and Formation Group.
The Thai Government has finalized the terms of reference for its ambitious Bt15 billion ($433m) National Broadband project and expects to call for bids soon and to announce the winning bid by September 15, according to a report on the Bangkok Post.
Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei has reported a 40 percent increase in sales for the six months to 30 June 2016 over the same period last year, to CNY245.5 billion ($US36.7b) with an operating margin of 12 percent.