Malaysia’s 5G network faces scrutiny

07 December 2022

Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB) has denied that there is any state funding or guarantees anticipated or expected other than an initial start-up investment of MYR500 million for the establishment of Malaysia’s 5G network.

DNB has reiterated it will cost MYR16.5 billion to deploy the nationwide infrastructure over a ten-year period, which will be completely funded by revenue generated from the sale of capacity to mobile operators.

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APAC fixed communications market on the rise

05 December 2022

Asia Pacific (APAC) is making waves in the deployment of fibre networks and is one of the key global growth markets.

According to Global Data’s latest Asia-Pacific Regional Fixed Communications Forecast, the total fixed communications service revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.7% to reach $406.2 billion in 2026.

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Celcom Axiata and Digi merger completes

30 November 2022

Axiata Group Berhad, Telenor Asia Pte Ltd, and Berhad have announced the completion of the merger of the telco operations of Celcom Axiata Berhad and Digi. With this, Axiata and Telenor will both hold equal ownership in Celcom Digi at 33.1% each.

On completion, Axiata received newly issued Digi shares representing 33.10% of the enlarged share capital of Digi, and a cash consideration of RM2.5 billion funded by Digi and to be assumed by the merged entity. 

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HCI launches first HTS broadband service across India

10 October 2022

Hughes Communications India Private Limited (HCI) has announced the commercial launch of India’s first high throughput satellite (HTS) broadband service.

The HTS broadband service delivers high-speed broadband across the country, including in remote areas beyond the reach of terrestrial networks. It supports applications including Wi-Fi hotspots for community internet access, backhaul to extend mobile reach, managed SD-WAN solutions, as well as satellite internet for small businesses.

The service combines Ku-band capacity from the Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO’s) GSAT-11 and GSAT-29 satellites with Hughes JUPITER Platform ground technology.

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