PLDT and Telesat make Philippines’ first successful broadband connection using satellite

07 April 2022

PLDT of the Philippines and global satellite operator Telesat of Canada have successfully conducted the Asian country’s first on-orbit testing of high-speed broadband connectivity with Telesat’s Phase 1 Low

A first for Telesat with any operator in southeast Asia, the testing was conducted from Feb 11 to Feb 19 by PLDT’s Technology Strategy and Transformation Office using an 85-cm Intellian parabolic antenna stationed at the PLDT office in Greenhills, San Juan to connect to the LEO satellite.

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India should take lead in 6G and set direction for world, says telecom minister

07 April 2022

India’s union minister for communications, electronics and information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw said his country should take lead in the 6G technology so that it can set the direction for the whole world.

Addressing the inaugural session of a Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) seminar in the capital New Delhi, Vaishnaw explained how southern Asia’s largest and most populous nation was in a position to be a pioneer when it came to the next-generation technology.

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Pakistan’s Ufone one of the best in APAC for improvements in 3G/4G speeds

06 April 2022

Mobile users in Pakistan are experiencing across-the-board improvement in their average download and upload speeds in recent months with Ufone leading its competitors, according to new data.

In its third Global Awards report, the UK-based Opensignal compared growth statistics from around the world to recognise operators who offer the best mobile experience to their users.

It found that 14 out of the 30 Global Rising Stars for the Download Speed Experience come from the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.

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Cambodia delays launch of national internet gateway

06 April 2022

The government of Cambodia has pushed back the implementation of its planned National Internet Gateway (NIG), which was due to launch in February.

Speaking to Nikkei Asia, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPTC) spokesman So Visothy said that the gateway’s launch had been delayed “due to the disruption caused by the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.”

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