Giesecke and Devrient (G+D)— a well-known company specializing in digital security, financial platforms, and currency technology— along with China Unicom, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at this year's MWC to form a strategic partnership focusing on eSIM technology and services. The goal of this agreement is to create a strong collaboration to advance eSIM technology and discover new applications in different industries.

Read more: China Unicom and G+D Join Forces for eSIM Innovation

True Corporation, a Thai telco, announced the launch of its new Business and Network Intelligence Center (BNIC), which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to improve network reliability for True's mobile and fixed broadband network services.

Read more: True Corporation Launches AI-Powered Business and Network Intelligence Center

Indonesian telcos have launched new API services that aim to improve security and customer experience as part of the GSMA Open Gateway initiative. Failure to integrate APIs from the GSMA Open Gateway could have significant repercussions for Indonesian telcos. Without access to these APIs, telcos may struggle to implement enhanced security measures and deliver superior customer experiences, leaving their networks and customers vulnerable to cyber threats and dissatisfaction.

Read more: Indonesian Telcos Enhance Security with New API Services

Telkom Indonesia has announced that its subsidiary, Telkomsat, will launch its 11th satellite— the first in its fleet to use High Throughput Satellite (HTS) technology. High Throughput Satellite (HTS) are advanced communication systems that utilize satellites capable of transmitting and receiving data at exceptionally high speeds and capacities. These satellites are equipped with advanced technologies such as multiple spot beams, frequency reuse, and onboard processing capabilities to maximize the efficiency of data transmission. HTS/VHTS systems offer significantly higher data throughput compared to traditional satellites, enabling them to support a wide range of applications including broadband internet access, multimedia content delivery, mobile communication services, and more. They play a crucial role in meeting the growing demand for high-speed and reliable connectivity, especially in areas where terrestrial infrastructure is limited or unavailable.

Read more: Telkomsat Set to Launch HTS Satellite

The Indian government is currently working on creating a new Indian mobile phone brand according to Ashwini Vaishnaw, a minister in charge of communications. He mentioned that the government plans to develop the entire handset ecosystem within the country.

Read more: Indian Government Spearheads New Indigenous Mobile Brand Initiative

SK Telecom has announced that— in collaboration with MediaTek (a global application processor manufacturer) and Nota AI (a startup specializing in AI lightweighting)— it has developed a smartphone power-saving technology that uses on-device AI.

Read more: Power-Efficient Smartphones: SK Telecom, MediaTek, Nota AI Harness On-Device AI

SoftBank announced a field trial with a common API that uses 5G features to collaborate with telecommunications operators around the world. SoftBank hopes that this field trial will contribute to the realization of optimal communication control in a 5G environment. To conduct the field trial, SoftBank created a common API defined by the open-source project, CAMARA, and built a private 5G environment at Keio University's Shonan Fujisawa Campus.

Read more: SoftBank Executes Trial Run of 5G Communication Control System

Thailand's Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (DES) is said to have finalized a proposal to deploy a cell broadcast emergency warning system later this year, which will be used during disasters, terrorist attacks, and civil unrest.

Read more: Thailand's Ministry of Digital Economy and Society Finalizes Proposal for Cell Broadcast Emergency...

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