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Philippines confirms tax on digital transactions

Philippines confirms tax on digital transactions

The third and final reading of a bill imposing a 12 percent value-added tax (VAT) on digital transactions in the Philippines has taken place in the country’s Lower House of Congress, underlining a trend that seems to be extending to a number of countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Anatel gets new powers as it prepares for 5G vote

Anatel gets new powers as it prepares for 5G vote

The National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), the Brazilian regulator, has been allowed to sign commitments with telecommunications operators to expand internet access, especially in locations with low or no connectivity, thanks to a decree from the country’s president.

Nigeria plans additions to NigComSat fleet

Nigeria plans additions to NigComSat fleet

As broadband demands grow, could satellites be part of the answer? Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NigComSat) a satcoms company under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Communications, seems to think so. It recently announced that Nigeria plans to acquire two new satellites

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Indonesian islands to get connectivity boost

Indonesian islands to get connectivity boost

In yet another boost to connectivity across the more than 16,000 islands that make up Indonesia, Ceragon, a solutions provider of 5G wireless transport, has said it has been selected to provide connectivity to remote Indonesian islands and regions.

Angola Telecom tender is confirmed

Angola Telecom tender is confirmed

The Angolan government has launched an international public tender offering a concession to manage, operate and expand state-owned operator Angola Telecom’s national and metropolitan transport backbone network.

UAE's Yahsat announces latest Thuraya 4-NGS deal

UAE's Yahsat announces latest Thuraya 4-NGS deal

UAE-headquartered satellite solutions provider Al Yah Satellite (Yahsat) has selected Cobham SATCOM, a provider of satellite communications solutions to the land, aeronautical and maritime industries, to deliver a comprehensive mobile broadband system, including ground infrastructure and

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Data centre investment in APAC set for a record year

Data centre investment in APAC set for a record year

Investors continue to display a strong appetite for data centre investment in the Asia Pacific region. The data centre market across the region is expected to see another record year in terms of investment, with an estimated US$1.8 billion in direct investments already transacted in the first

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A good week for MTN MoMo and MTN Nigeria

African telecommunications giant MTN Group and its Nigerian operation have had a good week with both the announcement of a new multi-country mobile payment deal for MTN Group and also a licence renewal for MTN Nigeria in the past few days.