PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, and Global Switch, a leading owner, operator and developer of large-scale carrier and cloud neutral data centers in Europe and Asia-Pacific, today announced the launch of a new Console Connect point-of-presence (PoP) at Global Switch’s Tai Seng data center in Singapore.

Read more: PCCW Global, Global Switch expand on-demand global connectivity in Asia

Intelsat has recently partnered with PT Aplikanusa Lintasarta to begin supporting the development and deployment of Indonesia’s wireless communication and broadband infrastructure. Intelsat was selected by the Indonesian telecommunications service provider to provide consistent, cost-saving and efficient connectivity to millions of Indonesians under a new five-year deal.

Read more: Intelsat, Lintasarta to bring satellite internet and mobile connectivity to Indonesia

At MWC Shanghai 2019, Telecom Review attended a panel discussion titled ‘Future Tech Today’ which featured some key startup representatives and emerging tech experts who all spoke of the ways in which they plan to help societies of the future through the innovation of healthcare, education, agriculture and architecture, among many others. The panelists included Saathealth’s Founder and CEO Aakash Ganju, Strelka KB’s AR/VR expert Ivan Puzyrev, AWA’s Head of Innovation Cathrin Johansson, Eduardo Alarcon, CEO of Tokylabs, George Palamarizis, CEO & founder of Erga Plus and Director of Emerging Technologies at Ultrahaptics Jonny Codling. The panel was moderated by Telecom Review’s very own founder and Editor-in-Chief, Toni Eid.

Read more: How innovators are navigating the future tech landscape towards a connected future

The hype surrounding the highly anticipated merger plan between Malaysia’s Axiata Group Bhd and Norway’s Telenor Group seems to have lost traction since the plan was first announced in May, due in fact to the Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo’s statement that the potential partnership is still very much at the proposal stage.

Read more: Gobind positive about planned Telenor, Axiata merger

With commercial 5G widely anticipated to be launched between March and June 2020, two of Japan’s largest service providers are readying themselves to welcome 5G deployment through the unorthodox but highly praised focus on co-creation and cooperative collaboration, instead of lower latency and faster speeds.

Read more: Japan ready to take on the challenges of the 5G era

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