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The Infocomm Media Development Authority (“IMDA”) has partnered with Singapore’s Mobile Network Operators (“MNOs”) to hire and reskill 1,000 professionals to support Singapore’s 5G rollout. Of these, 30% are new roles, while the remaining are telecom professionals who will be upskilled in the areas of 5G network, cybersecurity and solution engineering to futureproof their jobs.

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Telecom Review, the world’s leading telecoms news platform, held a virtual panel, entitled ‘Digital transformation: A necessity brought forward by COVID-19’, which was attended by over 300 participants, featuring industry leaders from across the world, to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic has triggered a tremendous acceleration in the digital transformation.

Read more: Telecom Review virtual panel gathers to discuss digital transformation in the COVID-19 era

Singtel has recently launched its 5G non-standalone (NSA) network and introduced a three-month trial for its consumer and enterprise customers. As a forerunner of 5G, Singtel’s 5G NSA network can deliver 5G speeds of more than 1Gbps, by harnessing 3.5GHz frequency from Singtel’s newly expanded spectrum holdings as well as existing 2100MHz spectrum while employing advanced technologies such as dual connectivity.

Read more: Singtel announces 5G NSA trial to advance connectivity for consumers

PCCW Global, a leading international communications service provider, and New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX), the only Cable Landing Station (CLS) colocation campus in the U.S offering Tier 3, carrier-neutral data center capabilities, announced the launch of a new point-of-presence (PoP) at NJFX CLS for direct access to PCCW Global’s MPLS network and the Console Connect platform.

Read more: PCCW Global, NJFX team up to enhance global connectivity for customers

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