Reliance Jio welcomes gov reforms to strengthen sector

04 October 2021

Reliance Jio has welcomed the reforms and relief package announced by the Indian government, which are seen as a timely step towards strengthening the country’s telecom sector.

These will accelerate realisation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India vision and enable India’s transformation into the world’s leading Digital Society.

The operator said in a press release that the move by Modi’s government was major step towards rebuilding and future-proofing the country’s telecom sector.

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‘Criminals target mobile banking in southeast Asia’

04 October 2021

Cybercriminals are targeting mobile banking in southeast Asia as the continuing Covid-19 pandemic forces people to pay online, according to global cybersecurity firm Kaspersky’s latest mobile threat report.

Mobile banking Trojan attacks in the region surged 60% in the second quarter of 2021 versus the same period last year, the report found.

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Celcom targets 5G launch in Malaysia by year-end

04 October 2021

Celcom plans to go live with 5G soon

Celcom plans to go live with 5G soon

Malaysian mobile telecommunications provider Celcom Axiata Bhd is set to launch its 5G technology services by the end 2021, it said.

The operator added that it is on track with its plans to call time on 3G, starting at the end of this month in phases until completion targeted by December 31, 2021. Celcom said it is also working to increase 4G network coverage at 3,200 sites nationwide.

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Helping to shape the future of critical communications

26 August 2021

Kevin Graham, director,Australasian Critical Communications Forum-ACCF

Kevin Graham, director, Australasian Critical Communications Forum-ACCF

Last quarter, the TCCA chairman stressed the importance of continuing global efforts in evolving open standards in both the mission critical capability on broadband networks (private and carrier) and also enhancing the existing digital narrowband standards (TETRA, P25, DMR) to ensure seamless interoperation can be achieved across networks, between devices and with critical control centres.

As populations grow, cities swell and man-made and natural disasters become more frequent, so also is the demand for critical services and therefore critical communications capability that supports service delivery. This includes public protection and disaster response and vital utility services including public access communications, transportation, healthcare, education and other government/industry services that underpin the general economy of nations. The advancement of critical networks is essential to address the increasing demands coming from end users for voice and data functionalities in resilient, secure and more interoperable ways.

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