The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Indonesian company PT Super Sistem Data (Super Sistem) for a feasibility study to support the development of a domestic subsea fiber optic cable system that will add critical broadband internet capacity in remote and underserved areas of Indonesia. Super Sistem selected Florida-based APTelecom to conduct the study.

Read more: USTDA, Super Sistem Partner on Subsea Cable for Indonesia

India's Minister of Communications, Electronics and Information Technology, Ashwini Vaishnaw, recently announced the establishment of the Bharat 6G Alliance. This alliance aims to unite important players from both the public and private sectors in order to promote the advancement of 6G technology in India.

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Axiata Group, the largest wireless carrier in Malaysia in terms of revenue, is considering various strategies to decrease its debt. As of March 2023, Axiata's debt was estimated at 36.7 billion ringgit (US$7.9 billion), compared to 25.7 billion ringgit (US$5.5 billion) at the end of 2019.

Read more: Axiata Group Explores Strategies to Reduce Debt

Vonage, a global leader in cloud communications that helps businesses with their digital transformation, has announced the opening of the Research and Development Centre of Excellence in India. The center, located in Bengaluru, the heart of India's high-tech industry, will focus on creating new features and solutions for Vonage's business communications portfolio.

Read more: Vonage Expands Global Presence With New R&D Center in India

Currently, the digital economy is a key driver of growth in major overall economies around the world. It is becoming a key force in restructuring global resource elements, reshaping global economic structures and changing global competition.

Read more: MWC Shanghai 2023: Boosting Innovation to Further Intelligent Digital Transformation

Persistent Systems, a digital engineering provider, has recently opened a state-of-the-art 5G lab in Pune, India, in partnership with technology giant Cisco Systems. The lab will provide a testing and development environment for network functions and product development activities.

Read more: Persistent and Cisco Partner to Launch State-of-the-Art 5G Lab in India

The GSMA's Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai 2023 has come to an end following three days of fruitful discussions, networking and collaboration. This year's event reached a new attendance record with approximately 37,000 people from 115 countries and territories, including politicians, industry leaders and members of the mobile ecosystem.

Read more: 5.5G: The Talk of the Town at MWC Shanghai 2023

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