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Nepal’s National Telecommunication Authority (NTA) has determined its 5G frequency as the country prepares to deploy 5G service. NTA will follow the recommendations set out by the National Frequency Management Forum, a body initiated by the NTA, the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology (MoCIT) and telecommunications operators.

Read more: Nepal selects frequency to embark on 5G services

Google Cloud announced a three-year strategic partnership with Optus to enhance the telco’s customer support transformation through its Contact Center AI (CCAI) solution. Optus will be the first telecommunications provider in the ANZ region to use this technology from Google Cloud, and the partnership has already resulted in a reduction in customer resolution times.

Read more: Google Cloud partners Optus for customer support transformation

ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, announced that Beijing Guodu Interconnection Technology Co., Ltd., Shanghai Dahan Tricom Co., Ltd., and Nanjing Shumai Information Technology Co., Ltd. have become the first three partners to pass the ZTE 5G Messaging Openlab Technical Certification test, which indicates that the ZTE 5G Messaging Openlab has become the preferred platform for the 5G Messaging partners to test and incubate their new services.

Read more: Partners pass ZTE 5G Messaging Openlab access authentication test

Centili, a specialist in digital payments and monetisation announces it will launch new ‘as-a-service’ offerings in 2021 to support the evolution of the mobile payments industry. This move is driven as post-Covid recovery accelerates a move away from owned infrastructure and adopts trends such as Conversational Commerce.

Read more: Centili set to support post-Covid shifts in the mobile payments industry

ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, and the Yangzhou branch of China Telecom, have completed the industry's first NodeEngine pilot on the commercial network in Yangzhou. Based on "5G existing network & NodeEngine traffic offloading service", ZTE has assisted China Telecom in rapidly deploying the "smart industrial park" services.

Read more: ZTE assists China Telecom in industry’s first NodeEngine pilot for smart industrial park

Interxion,  A Digital Realty Company, a leading European provider of carrier- and cloud-neutral colocation data center solutions, has signed an agreement with PCCW Global to locate the Pakistan and East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE) subsea cable system’s termination and interconnection equipment in Interxion’s MRS2 data center in Marseille, France. The collaboration will enable low-latency access to over 160 connectivity providers along with multiple content, cloud, gaming and video streaming platforms.

Read more: Interxion collaborates with PCCW Global to deliver submarine cable gateway to Europe

IntSights, the threat intelligence company focused on democratizing threat intelligence, announced the appointment of Pacific Tech as its regional distributor in Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. The collaboration further strengthens IntSights’ network in the region to meet fast-growing demand for threat intelligence as enterprises look to gain greater visibility and control over threats outside the wire.

Read more: IntSights grows APAC footprint with Pacific Tech partnership

Samsung Electronics announced its latest 5G advancement with the recent rollout of the company’s vRAN 2.0 solutions, the first fully virtualized commercial 5G RAN delivered end-to-end from a single vendor. This will help create more programmable networks that dynamically and efficiently provide the appropriate network resources to customers who use a variety of advanced wireless services and applications.

Read more: Samsung introduces fully virtualized commercial 5G RAN

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