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Will Sri Lanka select Starlink after Indian setback?

Will Sri Lanka select Starlink after Indian setback?

The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) has reportedly initiated a preliminary engagement with aerospace manufacturer, space transportation services and communications corporation SpaceX, exploring the introduction of Starlink internet services in the country.

Indonesia's Ooredoo signs mobile ads deal

Indonesia's Ooredoo signs mobile ads deal

The growth of mobile advertising indicates the continuing importance to operators of diversifying their business models, something that has been further underlined by an agreement between Indonesian operator  Indosat Ooredoo and mobile advertising and data monetisation

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Indosat and Tri cleared for merger

Indosat and Tri cleared for merger

The proposed merger of Indonesian operators Hutchison 3 Indonesia (Tri) and Indosat Ooredoo has been formally cleared by the country’s Ministry of Communication and Information.

More problems for Telenor in Myanmar

More problems for Telenor in Myanmar

It looks like Telenor’s attempts to sell its Myanmar unit may be facing fresh problems as the country’s military leadership is said to be looking for participation from local buyers in any planned deal.

China’s MIIT hits back at China Telecom’s US operating ban

China’s MIIT hits back at China Telecom’s US operating ban

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has called for the United States’ Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reverse

Vietnam cable chaos continues

Vietnam cable chaos continues

The regular issues facing Vietnam’s undersea cable connections since 2017 have continued long into 2021. Not long ago, the Asia America Gateway (AAG) undersea cable broke down yet again. This is apparently the third time the cable has been broken this year.

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.

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.

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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