Afghanistan set for new 4G auctions

01 July 2021

The Afghanistan Telecom Regulatory Authority (ATRA) has published an Invitation To Apply (ITA) to participate in the auction of three 2×5MHz lots in the 1800MHz range, two 2×5MHz lots in the 2100MHz range and three 2×10MHz blocks in the 2600MHz range.

Winners will not be able to control more than 2×10MHz from the 1800MHz and 2100MHz ranges, or 2×20MHz across all of the 1800, 2100 and 2600 ranges. They can then consolidate their holdings into contiguous blocks with, it is promised, limited intervention from ATRA. There will also be coverage obligations: 4G data services need to reach five of the largest cities in Afghanistan within 18 months and the next 13 largest cities within two years.

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Inaugural Asia Tech x Singapore event convenes leaders across governments and businesses to Redefine the Future of Technology

29 April 2021

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), Informa Tech and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) announced new details around Asia Tech x Singapore (ATxSG) today.

The invitation-only ATxSummit will gather top government, tech and business leaders to engage in conversations on trends, challenges and opportunities across four key pillars – Tech x Trust, Tech x Good, Tech x Builders, and Tech x Creative – to shape our shared digital future.

The inaugural summit will spearhead ATxSG events, to be held from 13 to 16 July 2021. This will be a hybrid event in Singapore that will bring together the private and public sectors physically and virtually at the Marina Bay Sands. ATxSG is positioned as a unique opportunity to have open and in-depth conversations across government and businesses on the role technology plays in society, and how it serves as both a bridge and catalyst for greater innovation in the digital economy.

Mr Lew Chuen Hong, Chief Executive, Infocomm Media Development Authority, said, “Singapore is the gateway and a Global-Asia node to the world’s fastest growing digital economies. We are excited to host this pioneering event in Singapore, bringing together business, tech and government leaders to shape our shared digital future. The best innovations arise at the intersection of cutting-edge technology, international business, creative pursuits, and society at large. We look forward to igniting the conversations of thought leaders and change makers at the inaugural ATxSG.”

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Get together when you’re apart with Barco

09 February 2021

Two companies have combined products to create all-in-one wireless video conferencing.

Barco’s ClickShare Conference, its wireless conferencing product, has been combined with Logitech’s Video Collaboration products for conference sizes ranging from huddle rooms to large meeting areas.

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NGMN unveils plans for 6G

09 February 2021

The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) board has launched a 6G project, while continuing its 5G efforts, it said.

NGMN published the first 5G White Paper in 2015, which helped pave the way for standardising 5G and its commercialisation. A second 5G White Paper (5GWP2) followed in July 2020

The new 6G Vision and Drivers project is designed to provide early and timely direction for global activities around the next generation. NGMN will facilitate an information exchange within its internal partnership and with relevant external stakeholders.

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