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April 2020 is a significant milestone for StarHub; it marks the company’s 20th anniversary since launching commercial operations. Due to the current challenges that COVID-19 has brought upon the world, the company has halted celebrations and is instead, donating its 20th anniversary marketing budget of $200,000 to a more meaningful cause and further support the community. This initiative is in addition to the newly created StarHub Cares COVID-19 Fund supporting initiatives that help cushion the impact on healthcare staff, patients, lower-income seniors in rental flats and lower-income households.

Read more: StarHub prioritises community with new initiative combatting COVID-19

PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, and Beijing UniStrong Science and Technology Corporation Limited (UniStrong), a world leading spatial-temporal product and service provider, will collaborate in the rapidly growing field of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technologies, unlocking exciting new concepts and services especially suited to the telecommunications and aviation industries. 

Read more: New services abound with PCCW Global, UniStrong alliance

StarHub is making bold strides in its #HelloChange journey with the launch of StarHub JUMPhone. Offering unrivalled simplicity and value, this new service allows customers to get a new phone yearly at $0 upfront cost and with immediate guaranteed savings every time they do so. These customers will also enjoy full protection with worry-free phone after-sales care included free-of-charge.

Read more: Starhub’s latest service is a fresh take on device enhancements

An industry leading step in 5G took place earlier last month when Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated and ZTE Corporation together achieved 5G-enabled Voice over New Radio call. The call was performed in compliance with 3GPP Release 15 specifications over the 2.5 GHz spectrum band (n41) by utilizing a ZTE’s 5G NR base station and a 5G smartphone form factor test device powered by a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 5G Modem-RF System.

Read more: ZTE, Qualcomm break new ground with 5G voice service

Console Connect, the SoftwareDefined Interconnection® (SDI®) platform by PCCW Global, announced its expansion to key data centers across Australia. Customers can now connect in multiple data centers in Sydney, Perth and Brisbane. PCCW Global is the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider.

Read more: Console Connect empowers key connections across data centers in Australia

KDDI will use IDEMIA’s Smart Connect Platform for its eSIM management technology to deliver cellular connectivity to Japanese business users. This will give travelling employees internet access anytime and anywhere, without searching for Wi-Fi hotspots or having to buy SIM cards.

Read more: KDDI, IDEMIA to bring seamless mobile connectivity to Japanese business travellers

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