BML launches digi wallet on banking app

13 June 2022

Bank of Maldives has launched BML Pay wallet on its Mobile Banking app, it said

It that with the upgrade, contactless payment services and wallet-to-wallet transfer services will now be available through the banking app. Customers can facilitate payments through the BML Mobile Banking app with Scan to Pay for a faster and secure payment experience, or send money to friends and family using just their mobile number, with the new functionality.

Customers can also hold their NFC-enabled devices at the POS terminal to pay using BML Mobile Banking app securely, without using a physical card.

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Japan in 6G experimental trials with manufacturers

13 June 2022

Japanese operators NTT and its spinoff company NTT Docomo have started 6G trials with manufacturers Fujitsu, NEC and Nokia with a strategy to launch commercial services by 2030.

The former says it expects 6G to deliver huge advances in speed, capacity, and low latency thanks to the use of sub-terahertz (THz) spectrum. This will will expand the reach of mobile communications to the sea and the sky.

“We envision that 6G will unify the human experience across the digital, physical and human worlds," said Peter Vetter, president of the Bell Labs Core Research at Nokia. "We build on a long tradition of collaborations between the world-leading labs at Docomo and Nokia Bell Labs. Nokia is very honoured to engage in this collaboration with Docomo and NTT, as global leading operators that are always among the first to bring new generations to the market. We look forward to working together and validating key concepts and key technologies to realise the 6G vision.”

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Bangladesh watchdog hits operators for illegal VoIP

13 June 2022

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) fined the four major mobile operators in the nation a total of BDT76.5m for hosting illegal VoIP services on SIM cards, according to a news report.

BTRC fined state-run Teletalk BDT50m, Robi Axiata BDT20m, Grameenphone BDT5m and Banglalink BDT1.5m million and payment is expected to be made by the end of the month, the Daily Star said.

 

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India: poor Wi-Fi and low data speed impacting 92% of mobile users

13 June 2022

Over 90% (nine out of 10) mobile phone users in India complained of poor wireless connectivity, while two-thirds struggle with disrupted digital payments on older 3G and 4G networks.

Circa 48% of 8,210 consumers surveyed by LocalCircles mentioned frequent disruptions to their mobile services due to poor network availability and 44% were annoyed with low data speeds. In another survey question that drew in 11,865 consumer responses, 66% said they experienced snags in at least one online transaction, forcing them to rely on alternate payment mechanisms such as cash, cheque or credit cards.

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