Globe Telecom has launched in the Philippines what it claims will eventually be the biggest 802.16e network at 2.5GHz in Southeast Asia. Using equipment from Huawei, Globe is offering a wireless broadband service (speeds of up to 512Kbps) at a monthly cost of P795 (around $16).
As operators globally begin to place more emphasis on the opportunities in the M2M sector, 11 Asia Pacific carriers have joined an alliance to offer their customers a ‘one-stop-shop’ for M2M services.
The incumbent operator in the Philippines has offered to give up some of its excess 3G spectrum, in an effort to clear the way for regulatory approval of the acquisition of a rival.
The GSM Association (GSMA) is inviting handset manufacturers to “submit proposals” to develop a low-cost 3G handset. The handset should, says the Association, be capable of sophisticated applications “that can support advanced services, such as high-speed Internet browsing, mobile TV and instant messaging, while costing significantly less than a low-end 3G handset today”. The 3G [...]