Chinese infrastructure vendor and device manufacturer Huawei and the Australian government appear to have settled their differences as Huawei reaffirmed its commitment to the Australian market this week.
Over the next two years Indian operators plan to invest a significantly lower proportion of their revenues than their Chinese, Indonesian and Philippine counterparts according to financial ratings agency Fitch Ratings.
Japanese equipment vendor NEC this week signed a memorandum of understanding with Chongqing City, one of China’s four national central cities, with a view to forming a strategic partnership in the smart city and cloud service areas.
CEO Yes, YTL Communications, Malaysia: “Cloud computing is one of the most exciting megatrends globally”
Wing Lee, CEO of Yes, the brand name of YTL Communications, Malaysia, is taking part in a panel discussion on Day One of the Broadband Asia conference, taking place on the 9th-10th April 2013 at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel, Hong Kong. Ahead of the show Lee tells us about the key challenges to data monetisation, where wifi fits into the overall Yes strategy and the opportunities that cloud computing presents to the carrier.
Australian mobile subscribers are set to benefit from a wider choice of LTE service providers after Vodafone Australia announced it will launch its 4G service in June. In doing so, Vodafone will become Australia’s third 4G network.
South Korea’s SK Telecom has signed an LTE data roaming deal with Globe Telecom, the second placed operator in the Philippines. The two will begin roaming services on April 1st. SK also announced that it will launch quad-band LTE devices that function on networks at 850, 1800, 2100 and 2600MHz in the second quarter of this year, although it did not reveal which vendor would supply the devices.
Executive director, Networks and Access Technologies, Telstra: “To make mobile technology accessible to more people we need scale”
Mike Wright, executive director, Networks and Access Technologies for Telstra is speaking on day one of the Broadband Asia conference, taking place on the 9-10 April 2013 at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel, Hong Kong. Ahead of the show we find out more about the opportunities cloud presents to carriers and the exciting developments Wright expects to see in 2013.
Chinese operator China Unicom has announced a 92 per cent year on year increase in mobile data usage, attributing the growth in part to the availability of low-cost smarpthones. In an earnings release posted late last week, Unicom referenced an improvement in its smartphone “quality to price ratio”.
South Korean operator SK Telecom has introduced data sharing plans new data-share plans for LTE and 3G users. In addition, it has lowered monthly prices for existing data-share plan users and customers on LTE sharing plans can now also add one data-only device, such as a tablet, to their plan free of charge.
Four of Hong Kong’s mobile operators have successfully bid for a total of 50MHz of radio spectrum in the 2.5/2.6GHz band, according to the nation’s telecoms regulator the Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA). The total amount raised from the auction stood at HK$1.54bn ($200m). The spectrum will enable the successful bidders to further develop 4G services in Hong Kong.
Indian CDMA operator Sistema Shyam TeleServices has announced that it has won 800Mhz spectrum in eight of the country’s circles. The company paid INR3,639 crores ($680m) for the spectrum, which is technology neutral and will be valid for 20 years.
Three years after launching Malaysia’s much-vaunted High-Speed Broadband Network, built in partnership with the national government, the country’s biggest telco has confirmed that it has now reached its target of 1.3 million homes passed and “fulfilled its obligations” in the venture.
Denny Kim, Strategy Director for KT, Korea, is speaking at the Broadband Asia conference taking place on the 9th-10th April 2013 in Hong Kong. Ahead of the show we found out what he thinks will be the major challenges for the carrier in the next 12 months.
Phil Mottram, CEO, CSL, Hong Kong is delivering the opening keynote address on Day Two of the Broadband Asia conference, taking place on the 9th-10th April 2013 in Hong Kong. Ahead of the show we speak to him about the key challenges and opportunities that the new data driven world is presenting to CSL.
Flushed with success from the acquisition of US-based Connectiv Solutions, Portuguese revenue assurance specialist WeDo is now looking for an acquisition target in Asia.