PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, and DCConnect, a leading APAC on-demand connectivity, data center and cloud provider, have entered into a technology collaboration that will enable both Console Connect and DCConnect customers to seamlessly leverage network services from either service provider, including providing DCConnect customers with on-demand access to PCCW Global’s extensive international network footprint.

Read more: PCCW Global, DCConnect join forces to extend global footprint

China Mobile International Limited (CMI) today officially launched its Singapore data center. Built and fully-owned by CMI, the six-floor facility is its first overseas data center and the second in its Asia Pacific cloud network. The launch marks another key milestone in the build-out of CMI's global network and carries far-reaching implications, supporting the growing digital economy in the Asia Pacific region, driving global high-speed connections and helping lay the groundwork for the ‘Belt and Road’ initiative.

Read more: China Mobile International debuts Singapore data center

Spirit has today announced the acquisition of Phoenix Austec Group Pty Ltd, trading as Phoenix Austec, in a $1.6 million deal. The announcement comes less than a month after Spirit’s acquisition of Arinda IT and will see the company continue to expand and strengthen its entry into the Managed IT Service Provider (MSP) sector, while at the same time becoming a one-stop-shop for SMBs across Australia’s East Coast for all their IT, Internet and Communications needs.

Read more: Spirit Announces Phoenix Austec Group Acquisition

Chinese telco giant ZTE has recently teamed up with Smartfren Telecom, a Jakarta-based wireless network operator to bolster Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Informatics to perform 5G applications within the manufacturing sector.

Read more: ZTE, Smartfren collaborate for 5G demonstrations in Indonesia

Singapore’s fourth telco TPG Telecom has responded to a study conducted by Opensignal, a global mobile analytics company which found that TPG’s network speeds were significantly slower than its competitors M1, StarHub and Singtel.

Read more: Singapore’s TPG responds to Opensignal’s study about lagging network speeds

Chinese telcos have recently proposed the possibility of building partnerships with one another to expand on the 5G mobile network in an effort to reduce costs. The three major telcos involved, China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom are hurtling towards deploying 5G services over 50 cities, just behind the United States and South Korea who have already began acting on their promises to bolster new technology.

Read more: Chinese telco network-sharing proposal could spell trouble for vendors

Ooredoo Myanmar’s “Learn Internet to enrich your digital lives” CSR Program has commenced with the “Internet 1O1” (Internet One on One) campaign organised in partnership with Facebook, and GSMA, to train mobile users on the advantages of internet usage, the dangers the internet poses and how to use it safely and responsibly.

Read more: First-hand internet training provided for Ooredoo Myanmar users

Pareteum Corporation (Nasdaq: TEUM), the rapidly growing cloud communications platform company, announced that it has been selected by leading Singaporean mobile operator M1 Limited (M1) to power the expansion of mobility services across the Asia-Pacific region. 

Read more: Singapore’s M1 elects Pareteum to power Asia Pacific mobility services

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