Vietnamese mobile network operator Hanoi Telecom Corporation (HTC) has selected Infinera Intelligent Transport Networks to upgrade its optical network. It has extended its existing Infinera TM-Series metro network with the DTN-X family for its backbone connecting Ho Chi Minh City and Vung Tau. According to Infinera, the upgrade will enable HTC to differentiate its services and manage costs as it increases network capacity.

Read more: Hanoi Telecom upgrades Infinera-based optical network

Singtel has selected capacity on global satellite operator Eutelsat's 70B satellite to support network connectivity in South-East Asia. Eutelsat said: ""Singtel is establishing a new relationship with Eutelsat through a flexible contract that enables it to progressively ramp up capacity over the coming 12 months as demand grows.""

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Pakistani internet and international connectivity provider Transworld Associates (TWA), a joint venture of Orascom Telecom, Saif Group and Omzest Group of Oman, has contracted Huawei Marine to upgrade its 1,300 submarine cable system, TW1 that connects Pakistan, United Arab Emirates and Oman.

Read more: 100Gps upgrades for TW1 and SJC cables

Satellite services provider SpeedCast International has announced a multi-million dollars agreement with Pakistan telco Multinet Pakistan that will enable Multinet to add satellite communications to its private network offerings. SpeedCast has also announced a deal to use the O3b satellite network to provide services to Kiribati.

Read more: SpeedCast scores in Kiribati and Pakistan

Hutchison Global Communications Limited (HGC), the fixed-line division of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings, has become the first telco to deploy the Infinera TM-Series Mobile Fronthaul Solution. It has been deployed across HGC's optical network in Hong Kong.

Read more: Hutchison Global Hong Kong first with Infinera mobile network fronthaul

The Indian Government is to issue eight experimental licenses in the 470-582MHz band for trials of white space technology. The move has been welcomed by the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance, a global organization advocating for laws and regulations that will lead to more efficient and effective spectrum utilization.

Read more: Indian Government to issue experimental '˜white space' licenses

Indosat Ooredoo is to expand its 4G/LTE network to 16 cities across Indonesia this year, the Jakarta Post reports. Indosat Ooredoo CEO, Alexander Ruslie, was reported saying the expansion would be done gradually over the course of the year. Currently, the company's 4G network is available in 27 cities.

Read more: Indosat Ooredoo to expand 4G/LTE coverage

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