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StarHub has launched Singapore’s first 5G-capable mission critical communications solution, enabling enterprises and government agencies to communicate with specified groups of people simply by pressing a Push-to-Talk (PTT) button. Named StarHub SmartPTT, the new solution sets up an encrypted enterprise-grade network over StarHub 5G and 4G connectivity, for identified mobile phones to function just like walkie-talkies or two-way radios – boosted with crystal-clear quality, unlimited range nationwide, and first-of-its-kind ‘live’ video feeds.

Read more: Starhub debuts 5G-capable mission critical communications solution

StarHub and MyRepublic announced an agreement for StarHub’s wholly-owned subsidiary, StarHub Online Pte. Ltd., to acquire a majority interest in a new entity which will hold MyRepublic’s broadband business in Singapore, providing broadband services for residential and enterprise customers. Named MyRepublic Broadband Pte Ltd (MyRepublic Broadband), the new entity has been incorporated by MyRepublic.

Read more: Starhub acquires majority stake in MyRepublic’s broadband business in Singapore

Nokia and TPG Telecom have deployed the Asia Pacific region’s first 5G femtocell in a live network. Using Nokia’s unique modular 4G/5G Smart Node, the solution allows operators to provide their customers with superior indoor 5G coverage from a dedicated femtocell.

Read more: TPG Telecom and Nokia to deploy first 5G femtocell in Asia Pacific

TPG Telecom, Singapore's fourth telco, has received IMDA approval to conduct a 5G NSA market trial using its existing spectrum holdings.  The trial signals TPG's continued network innovation and investment. The much-anticipated regulatory support provides the opportunity for TPG customers to experience the early benefits of 5G and will make 5G available in Singapore at lower prices.

Read more: TPG Singapore approved to conduct 5G NSA market trial

CSG is transforming the way companies engage with their customers by arming today’s leading brands with future-ready, innovative solutions that drive extraordinary customer experiences.

Read more: CSG acquires DGIT Systems to support ease of delivery and monetization of digital ecosystems

Singtel has announced two major moves to unlock value from its quality infrastructure assets and advance its digital infrastructure growth strategy, first outlined in its strategic reset in May. These include a partial sale of Australia Tower Network (ATN), a wholly-owned subsidiary which operates Optus’ passive telecommunications tower infrastructure, and the creation of a regional data centre business which will in turn form part of a regional digital infrastructure platform to capture new growth opportunities arising from the digital wave sweeping Asia.

Read more: Singtel expands data centre business with regional partners, aims growth in digital infrastructure

Ooredoo and CK Hutchison announced the signing of definitive transaction agreements for the proposed merger of their respective telecommunications businesses in Indonesia, PT Indosat Tbk (Indosat Ooredoo) and PT Hutchison 3 Indonesia (H3I). The merged company will be named PT Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison Tbk (Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison).

Read more: Ooredoo Group and CK Hutchison poised for US$6 billion telecom merger

As remote work continues to be a norm in Singapore, the ability to keep connected with employees and customers anytime and anywhere have become a must have for businesses. With this in mind, Singtel is to the first operator based in Singapore to offer the Unified Communications (UC) Direct Connect service for Microsoft Teams, giving businesses the option to use Microsoft Teams as a key mode of communication by integrating their business contact to their Microsoft Teams. Its functionality integrates with Operator Connect for Microsoft Teams that was launched by Microsoft.

Read more: Singtel launches Unified Communications Direct Connect for Microsoft Teams service for businesses

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