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China Mobile International Limited (CMI) announced that construction of the China Mobile Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Hong Kong Fo Tan Data Center (Fo Tan Data Center) is now underway. Being built by CMI in Fo Tan, Hong Kong, with the Mainland as the hinterland, the new facility is expected to be operational in 2025. It will be an important part of a core data center cluster for the GBA, serving as an international communications hub to facilitate global connectivity.

Read more: China Mobile International commences on Fo Tan Data Center

C.P. Group and Telenor Group are exploring the creation of a new telecom-tech company comprising of True and dtac. The new company will be a merger of equals, and bring the best of the two local companies, with the support of its key sponsoring shareholders.

Read more: Telenor and CP Group to explore Thailand telecom merger

KDDI, Supership Holdings and Supership are jointly developing a next-generation digital advertising platform scheduled to launch in January 2022. The platform will prioritize data privacy while serving highly relevant advertising based on customer lifestyles.

Read more: KDDI partners Supership for digital advertising platform that prioritizes customer privacy

M1 announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire up to 70% stake in Glocomp Systems (M) Sdn Bhd (Glocomp), as well as its affiliated companies, Global Computing Solutions Sdn Bhd (GCS) and GCIS Sdn Bhd (GCIS). All three companies are Malaysia-based digital solutions providers. The remaining 30% stake will continue to be held by its founders. 

Read more: M1 grows enterprise digital services and regional expansion with acquisition

Malaysia’s national car maker Proton will partner with Maxis to deploy a 5G use case comprising multiple converged solutions to power up its Tanjung Malim plant, with network installations beginning October. The partnership is part of Proton’s growth strategy in developing Proton City as a model smart city through state-of-the-art tools and systems, as well as Maxis’ commitment to delivering the best 5G innovation and solutions for enterprises.

Read more: Maxis partners Proton for 5G use case deployment

Indosat Ooredoo, a leading digital telecommunication company in Indonesia, and Cisco have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and intend to collaborate on the development of next-generation connectivity solutions for businesses of all sizes. The partnership aims to accelerate the digital agenda of Indonesia by bringing the benefits of advance connectivity and network solutions to businesses of all sizes and across various industries.

Read more: Indosat Ooredoo and Cisco partner to deliver 5G connectivity solutions to businesses in Indonesia

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