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An ST Engineering and Siemens Mobility consortium announced that it has won a $180 million contract to renew and modernise the communications system for Singapore’s North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL) and the Bukit Panjang LRT (BPLRT). Covering 75 locations comprising stations, interchanges, on-line substations, depots and control centres, the renewal programme will see a replacement and upgrade of the NSEWL’s and selected BPLRT’s existing communications systems, the first of its scale since the lines commenced operations more than 20 years ago.

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Infinet Wireless, the global leader in fixed wireless broadband connectivity, provided its solutions to Telekomunikasi Selular, known by the trade name Telkomsel, one of the biggest cellular telecommunication operators in Indonesia and the sixth largest operator in the world.

Read more: Telkomsel chooses Infinet Wireless to provide connectivity in challenging terrain

SES announced Microsoft as the first cloud provider customer for its next-generation medium earth orbit (MEO) system - O3b mPOWER. Microsoft plans to leverage the MEO high-performance connectivity services to showcase its Azure Orbital solutions that integrate satellite connectivity with Azure services. Microsoft will use SES’s current MEO to provide connectivity now before migrating to O3b mPOWER next year.

Read more: SES O3b mPOWER to power Microsoft Azure network cloud services

Nokia announced that Vocus, Australia’s leading fibre and network solutions provider, has deployed Nokia’s solution to set up the 200G optical links covering more than 4,100 km between Brisbane and Darwin. Nokia’s 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) is used to upgrade Vocus’ optical network between Adelaide, Brisbane and Darwin to deliver 200G with the capability to easily provide 300G and 400G in the near future. With this initiative, the Vocus capacity upgrade covers more than 7,100 km of fibre. 

Read more: Nokia and Vocus launch 200G optical network in Australia

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