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Singtel will launch the first Microsoft Azure Edge Zones integrated with Singtel’s 5G network, delivering multi-access edge compute (MEC) for enterprises in Asia. The solution combines the speed, hyperconnectivity, and high bandwidth of Singtel’s 5G network with Microsoft Azure services, enabling developers to deploy and manage mission-critical applications that require high throughput and low latency. It will boost business capabilities in areas such as metaverse-based real-time simulations, and live video analytics in a multi-tenant environment. Customers will be able to use their existing Azure subscriptions.

Read more: Singtel partners with Microsoft to debut first public MEC solution in Asia

CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited (CITIC Telecom CPC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited, announced that Brook Wong, vice president of CITIC Telecom has been appointed to the additional role of chief executive officer of CITIC Telecom CPC effective 1st February, 2022, succeeding Esmond Li who has decided to retire and step down from CEO of CITIC Telecom CPC after over 20 years of service in the Group.

Read more: CITIC Telecom CPC appoints new CEO

Singtel and Ericsson have made a technology breakthrough in 5G standalone (SA) New Radio-Dual Connectivity (NR-DC), becoming the first in Southeast Asia to reach download speeds of 5.4Gbps by aggregating Singtel’s spectrum holdings across mid-band spectrum 3.5GHz and 28GHz mmWave. This milestone was achieved in a demo with Ericsson’s 5G radio access network products and solutions and dual-mode 5G Core network solutions, as well as a test device from Qualcomm Technologies powered by its Snapdragon X65 5G Modem-RF System.

Read more: Singtel and Ericsson achieve Southeast Asia fastest download speeds on 5G SA NR-DC

National Telecom (NT), The WhiteSpace (The WSP), Delta Electronics (Thailand) PCL. and Chunghwa Telecom have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for collaboration in a 5G private network. The joint project will support the "Thailand 4.0" innovative manufacturing plan and assist Thailand in accelerating the use of 5G Innovative applications to introduce technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), information security, artificial intelligence (AI), and big data. In addition, the project will help realize innovative application services, such as Thailand's smart manufacturing, remote collaboration, and smart medical care.

Read more: Chunghwa Telecom and Thai National Telecom to jointly build 5G private network

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