Amazon Web Services (AWS) has opened its Mumbai '˜Region', its sixth in Asia Pacific. AWS says more than 75,000 India-based customers are already using other AWS Regions. 'Starting today, global and India-based developers, start-ups, enterprises, government organizations, and non-profits can leverage the AWS Cloud to run their technology applications from infrastructure in India, and provide even lower latency to India-based end users,' AWS said.

Read more: AWS opens Mumbai data centers

South Korean satellite pay TV provider KT SkyLife has chosen Ericsson to expand its Ultra High Definition (UHDTV) service. It will deploy Ericsson's HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) encoders to bring consumers better picture quality. The deal marks KT SkyLife's fifth UHD channel launch to date.

Read more: KT SkyLife deploys Ericsson HEVC codecs for UHD TV delivery

US based global data center operator, Equinix, has formed a strategic partnership with China's state-owned telecoms equipment manufacturer Datang Telecom Group, which holds a cross regional Internet Data Center (IDC) license in Beijing and Shanghai.

Read more: Equinix partners with Datang Telecom for Chinese data centers

Geostationary satellite operator, SES, has signed a multi-year, multi-transponder agreement with Sky Cable, the largest cable television provider in the Philippines, under which Sky Cable will broadcasting direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV channels via SES satellites at 108.2 degrees East, the SES-9 and NSS-11 satellites.

Read more: SES provides satellite capacity for Sky Cable DTH in the Philippines

Despite having the world's highest average per capita income, almost half of US citizens have no broadband access, according to the findings of a study undertaken by the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA). However the research used very different definitions of broadband in different countries.

Read more: Broadband access not as broad as you might think

Pakistani telco Warid Telecom is deploying Syniverse's IPX diameter signaling services to enable its subscribers to access LTE services around the globe, and to provide LTE service to visiting inbound roamers throughout Pakistan. According to the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority, Pakistan had more than 26.1 million 3G and LTE subscribers at the end of February, up from just 24.7 million in January.

Read more: Warid Telecom picks Syniverse for global LTE roaming

Vodafone New Zealand will reportedly take a controlling interest in Sky television under a NZ$3.44 billion (US$2.44billion) deal, the pay-TV operator said Thursday. Sky said the deal, which will combine New Zealand's largest subscription television service with the country's second biggest telecommunications carrier, was a ""transformational strategic step"" for the company.

Read more: Vodafone New Zealand and Sky link up in $2.44 billion deal

GoDaddy, which claims to be the world's largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, has expanded its hosting services to offer cloud servers and Bitnami-powered cloud applications in Asia. It says the new offerings are designed to help individual developers, tech entrepreneurs and IT professionals to quickly build, test and scale cloud solutions.

Read more: GoDaddy launches cloud servers & cloud apps in Asia

The Internet Society's Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau has released the findings of a study that explores the behaviors and preferences of mobile Internet users in the region, saying it shows the shift in using the mobile Internet for purposes other than basic communication is yet to happen.

Read more: Internet Society says Apac mobile usage needs to expand beyond communication

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