PLDT has grown its information and communications technology (ICT) business, consisting of data centers, multi-cloud access and a suite of fixed and wireless solutions, reaching ₱23.2 billion (over $40 million) in service revenues in the first half of the year.

Read more: PLDT Further Expands Cloud, Data Center Offerings in the First Half of 2023

Petronas Digital, the digital division of Petronas, a global energy group based in Malaysia and operating in over 100 countries, has partnered with Microsoft and Cegal, a global tech company specializing in energy and security. The collaboration aims to accelerate digital innovation for the upstream value chain, which involves the search and recovery of oil and gas.

Read more: Petronas Digital Partners With Microsoft and Cegal to Enable Innovation

True Digital Group, a digital transformation enabler in Thailand launched by True Corporation, has selected Vectra AI, an expert in AI-driven cyber threat detection and response, to enhance its defense against the increasing number of cyber threats.

Read more: True Digital Group Joins Forces With Vectra AI for Improved Risk Management

India's largest operator, Reliance Jio Infocomm, is reportedly raising up to US$2 billion in offshore loans with BNP Paribas as the lead arranger. The funds will be used to purchase 5G network equipment from Ericsson. BNP Paribas will provide US$1.9-2 billion over a nine-month period, with support from Swedish export credit agency EKN.

Read more: Reliance Jio Secures Offshore Loan for 5G Network Expansion

Leading cloud specialist CCL has launched CloudIQ, a managed hybrid cloud service that promises to integrate and coordinate multiple cloud environments to provide enterprises with a comprehensive and adaptable cloud solution. Businesses may use CloudIQ to seamlessly blend on-premise, private and public cloud infrastructures, catering to their specific needs.

Read more: CCL Launches Managed Hybrid Cloud Service to Empower Businesses

Vanuatu operator Wave has teamed up with local ISP 3 Link to introduce an affordable 5G broadband service in 2024. The service will be available throughout the archipelago. 3 Link has been using Kacific's satellite broadband technology to provide coverage in Vanuatu since 2020.

Read more: Wave and 3 Link Join Forces to Initiate 5G Broadband

Nokia, together with leading multiple service providers, is set to deploy its cutting-edge Interleaved Passive Active Antenna (IPAA+) solutions in an effort to accelerate 5G deployment and expand coverage across Oceania. This groundbreaking technology enables telcos to provide the benefits of 5G to even more local customers and enterprises. Notably, Optus in Australia has already started rolling out an 8T8R variant of Nokia’s IPAA, while TPG Telecom and One NZ plan to commence deployments later this year.

Read more: Nokia Revolutionizes 5G Expansion in Oceania

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