PLDT ‘leads digital integration’ in Asia

21 December 2021

PLDT, the Philippines’ largest fully integrated telecommunications company leads digital inclusion among Asian telcos, according to the latest Digital Inclusion Benchmark conducted by the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA).

The company ranked 12th out of 150, joining global blue-chip businesses like Apple, Cisco, Samsung and Alphabet in the Top 15.

While being the sixth telco following Telefonica, Orange, Telstra, Deutsche Telekom and Telia, PLDT is the top ranked telco from Asia (excluding China) and the highest-ranking company headquartered in a developing nation.

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Axiata on its direct carrier billing platform

20 December 2021

Bangladeshi mobile operator Robi Axiata has been added to mobile technology company Fortumo’s payments platform.

Merchants using the latter platform can now collect payments from more than 52 million Robi and Airtel subscribers through direct carrier billing.

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China Mobile-owned tower in Pakistan destroyed by explosives

17 December 2021

A China Mobile tower was destroyed in a northwestern tribal district of Pakistan, soon after it started providing Internet service.

Police said November 5 that the tower in the restive North Waziristan district was destroyed with explosives by unidentified persons.

The tower belonged to China Mobile Pakistan, a 100% owned subsidiary of China Mobile Communications. The Pakistan-based mobile data network operator does business under the name Zong.

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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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