Asia-Pacific

Asia-Pacific telecommunications news, articles, white papers and case studies.
Fibre to dominate APAC broadband services

Fibre to dominate APAC broadband services

Supported by the growing fixed broadband service adoption, particularly in the emerging markets of the region, fixed communications service revenue in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is set to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.7% to reach USD 406.2bn in 2026.
Are Malaysian operators warming to the idea of a single 5G network?

Are Malaysian operators warming to the idea of a single 5G network?

Following a joint statement earlier this week from four Malaysian operators – Celcom Axiata, Digi, Maxis and U Mobile – that they welcomed the government’s planned single wholesale network and the opportunity to invest in the state 5G agency Digital Nasional Berhad, the four firms have said...
Airtel looks to IFC to boost African operation

Airtel looks to IFC to boost African operation

The pan-African operator Airtel Africa, a division of India’s Bharti Airtel, is reportedly planning to raise $194 million via debt from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector lending arm of the World Bank.
Malaysia to go ahead with single 5G network

Malaysia to go ahead with single 5G network

It looks as though Malaysia’s plans for one, state-owned 5G network, rather than two – or indeed rather than any form of private provision – will now go ahead. However, the government has made at least one significant concession to operators.
Vodafone Idea goes into gaming

Vodafone Idea goes into gaming

There has been some good news and a legal setback in the past couple of days for Indian operator Vodafone Idea. It has announced a foray into the lucrative gaming market but lost a court case relating to interim relief on a financial penalty.
Telenor still waiting to exit Myanmar

Telenor still waiting to exit Myanmar

As it continues to finalise its exit from Myanmar and the sale of its Myanmar operations to the unit’s new buyers, Myanmar conglomerate Shwe Byain Phyu (SBP) and Lebanese investment firm M1 Group, Norway's Telenor is said to be transferring a large sum to the new owners.
Tower group edotco boosts its presence in Indonesia

Tower group edotco boosts its presence in Indonesia

Leading Asian regional integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company edotco Group has further boosted its aim to be a major global tower player with the acquisition, through its local subsidiary PT edotco Infrastruktur Indonesia, of approximately 1,000 towers from Indonesian...
Indian operator group and GSMA sign MoU at MWC

Indian operator group and GSMA sign MoU at MWC

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) and industry group the GSMA, which represents mobile operators and organisations across the mobile ecosystem and adjacent industries, have signed an agreement to advance the mobile industry in India.
IBM sites regional strategic cybersecurity hub in India

IBM sites regional strategic cybersecurity hub in India

Leading business services provider IBM has announced a multi-million dollar investment in its resources to help businesses prepare for and manage the growing threat of cyberattacks to organisations across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region – including new facilities in India.

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