Communications Minister and government spokesman, Fahmi Fadzil, has provided clarity on the forthcoming decision-making process regarding Malaysia's 5G network. Once the 5G Task Force formulates its decision, it will be presented to the cabinet for in-depth consideration.

Read more: Malaysia Set to Unveil Plans for Second 5G Network

ZTE Corporation, a global, leading provider of information and communication technology solutions, in collaboration with China Mobile and industry partners, has proposed new international standards for the SPN (Slicing Packet Network)/MTN (Metro Transport Networks) series. The standards were recently released at the ITU-T SG15 plenary meeting 2023 in Geneva. These standards focus on fine grain slicing of the SPN: G.8312.20 (fgMTN overview), G.8312 Amendment 2, and G.8310 Amendment 1.

Read more: ZTE and China Mobile Propel SPN/MTN Evolution with ITU-T's Release of Fine Grain International...

NEC Corporation India and NEC Corporation has successfully completed the construction of the Kochi-Lakshadweep Islands Submarine Cable (KLI), a major project under the Government of India’s ‘Digital India’ mission to improve digital connectivity in Southern India.

Read more: NEC India Completes Flagship Submarine Cable System in Southern India

Grameenphone, in partnership with Ericsson, is focused on customer-centricity and innovation. They have implemented new technology to enhance the customer experience, including the world's largest pool of charging access control points and voice Charging Control Nodes (CCN).

Read more: Grameenphone and Ericsson Transform Connectivity for an Enhanced User Experience

Prominent figures in the industry have formally inaugurated the Asia-Pacific Data Centre Association (APDCA), uniting crucial stakeholders. The primary objective is to foster collaboration and advocate for legislation that champions the economic advantages, sustainability, and security of data centers within the region. This concerted effort aims to establish a unified front in addressing key issues and promoting the growth and resilience of the data center sector in the Asia-Pacific region.

Read more: APDCA Pioneers Advanced Data Centers in Asia

CtrlS Datacenters has started construction on its new data center in GIFT City, Gujarat, India. The company will invest Rs 250 crore (USD 30m) in the project, known as CtrlS Gandhinagar 1 DC. The significant financial infusion underscores CtrlS Datacenters' strategic commitment to expanding its infrastructure and service capabilities in the dynamic and rapidly growing data center industry.

Read more: CtrlS Invests USD 30M in Tier IV Data Center in India

NTT Global Data Centers Japan (NTT GDCJ) and TEPCO Power Grid (TEPCO PG) have partnered to create a new company that will develop and operate data centers in the Inzai-Shiroi area of Greater Tokyo, Japan.

Read more: NTT Global Data Centers Japan and TEPCO Power Grid Collaborate for Advanced Data Centers

The revenues from telecom and pay-TV services in South Korea are anticipated to undergo substantial growth, with a projected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.3% between 2023 and 2028. This surge is attributed to the robust expansion observed in the mobile data segment during this period.

Read more: South Korea’s Telecom and Pay-TV Services Expected to Grow in the Next Five Years

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