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StarHub announced the launch of StarHub Smart WiFi, a new mesh WiFi networking system. This advanced mesh WiFi router offers unrivalled WiFi coverage and reliability for customers to enjoy the best broadband experience in any corner of their home.

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Viettel Group is planning to accelerate 4G universalization in Vietnam by cooperating with vendors to supply smartphones under $65 and feature phones under $25. Additionally, Viettel will add around 2,400 base stations to fill 3,700 coverage holes across the country. With these two solutions, Viettel forecasts the number of 4G users in Vietnam to increase by 10 million.

Read more: Vietnamese telco supports domestic 4G acceleration and market growth

PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, and the Internet Association of Australia (IAA), a leading non-profit organization operating Australia’s largest Internet exchange network, today announced their API interconnect and bilateral collaboration.

Read more: PCCW Global, IAA venture will provide superior network access to customers

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has deployed Nokia’s technology to expand the capacity of recently installed 100G transport network to 200G optical network for both domestic and international traffic. This capacity expansion has been carried out in the major cities of Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi to keep pace with the growing demands of capacity created by ever-increasing consumption of broadband by individuals as well as enterprises.

Read more: PTCL, Nokia boost Pakistan’s network capacity to support broadband consumption

The broadband access divide still exists after years of broadband development

Restricted by the factors such as policy, cost, geographic environment, and fiber resource, the divide still exists in the home broadband market although broadband access has developed rapidly around the world. Some homes are able to enjoy stable and reliable 100M, multi-100M and even Gigabit broadband services over the fibers connected to their homes, while other homes are not served with broadband due to the lack of infrastructures. It is estimated that approximately one billion homes will be unable to access fixed broadband in the next two to three years.

Read more: Connecting 5G homes to copper enhanced FWA

Responding to the constantly evolving needs of its end users who require seemingly endless amounts of bandwidth to continually support web-scale demand for content, video and gaming applications, Southern Cross Cable Limited (“Southern Cross”) has once again demonstrated the adaptive nature of its network, connecting the first single-wavelength 800G across a live production network using Ciena’s (NYSE: CIEN) WaveLogic 5 Extreme (WL5e) coherent optics.

Read more: Southern Cross enhances network solutions using Ciena’s WL5e

As part of its extensive Corporate Social Responsibility actions and acknowledging the social contribution of the Daw Khin Kyi Foundation, Ooredoo Myanmar donated two fully equipped Emergency Rapid Response Vehicle units to the foundation on January 13, 2020. The handover ceremony was held at Daw Khin Kyi Foundation at University Avenue Road, Yangon and on behalf of Ooredoo Myanmar, Tint Naing Htut, Head of Corporate Communications handed over the ambulance vehicles to representatives from Daw Khin Kyi Foundation.

Read more: Ooredoo Myanmar prioritises CSP via donation to non-profit organization

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