Asia-Pacific

Asia-Pacific telecommunications news, articles, white papers and case studies.
Malaysia and Thailand join Google’s cloud regions

Malaysia and Thailand join Google’s cloud regions

To meet what it describes as growing demand for cloud services in Asia-Pacific, Google has announced plans to bring new Google Cloud regions to Malaysia, Thailand and New Zealand. This is addition to similar plans for Berlin, Dammam, Doha, Mexico, Tel Aviv and Turin announced in July.
PLDT plans Philippines 3G shutdown

PLDT plans Philippines 3G shutdown

Philippines-based integrated telecommunications giant PLDT has been in the news recently after announcing plans to close down its 3G network. It has also announced the activation of a trans-Pacific cable system.
PayPal block upsets Indonesian users

PayPal block upsets Indonesian users

Indonesia’s new licensing law faced an unexpected issue on Saturday after the Indonesian communication ministry blocked PayPal due to its failure to meet a deadline under new licensing rules.
Myanmar Post & Telecommunications

Is Ooredoo planning an exit from Myanmar?

It has yet to be formally confirmed by Ooredoo, but Reuters has reported that the international communications company, operating across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia, is in talks to sell its Myanmar unit.
Digicel Pacific sale goes ahead; PNG tax issue close to resolution

Digicel Pacific sale goes ahead; PNG tax issue close to resolution

Two outstanding issues affecting Caribbean and Central America operator Digicel appear to have been resolved, or come closer to resolution, after the sale of its Pacific operations and the agreement by the parties involved to an arbitration process to settle a dispute with Papua New Guinea over...
India delays controversial cybersecurity measures

India delays controversial cybersecurity measures

India’s controversial new cybersecurity rules may still be going ahead, but there has been a slight change of plan. There’s been an extension of almost 60 days to the date on which the legal requirement to report security breaches and keep customer information comes into force.
Good news for Vodafone Idea as India's 5G auctions get closer

Good news for Vodafone Idea as India's 5G auctions get closer

As the late July date for India’s 5G auctions approaches, operators will have to think carefully about where the money is coming from for the additional spectrum. However, it looks like Vodafone Idea (Vi) is already positioning itself financially, both to bid and to invest in its network,...

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