Nine OECD countries – up from six a year ago – now have high-speed fibre making up 50% or more of their fixed Internet connections, according to an update to the OECD’s broadband portal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
StarHub has become the first info-communications company in Singapore to offer Amazon Prime membership to its entire mobile customer base, including no-contract SIM Only and prepaid customers.
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.
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.
Thailand has raised more than $3.2 billion in an auction of 5G licences, as operators race to snap up high-frequency spectrums needed for a commercial rollout of the next-generation technology.
Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd, one of the major mobile service providers in Malaysia, recently collaborated with Malaysia Airports and Panorama Langkawi to showcase the country’s first ever real-time virtual tourism experience, powered by Digi 5G technology. The venue for the demonstration was organised at Langkawi International Airport (LGK).