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  • Singaporean telecoms operator StarHub has appointed Peter Kaliaropoulos (pictured)  as its next chief executive officer.

    In a statement, StarHub said Kaliaropoulos will take over as Group CEO on July 9. He replaces Tan Tong Hai, who will step down from his roles as CEO and executive director from May 1.

    Kaliaropoulos, who was most recently CEO of Zain Saudi Arabia, has 35 years…

    Telecom Asia News on Friday, 20 April 2018
  • The world is getting smaller, thanks to mobile technology. But I’d argue that it wasn’t the wireless telephone claims of Professor Albert Jahnke in 1908 and the Oakland Transcontinental Aerial Telephone and Power Company. For me, it was the image of Captain James Tiberius Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the short-lived television series Star Trek (1966) with a communicator that may have inspired…

    Telecom Asia News on Friday, 20 April 2018
  • Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom could be required to the change frequencies it is using for its ST-2 satellite in order to accommodate the use of 5G on the 3.4-GHz to 3.6-GHz frequency range.

    Taiwanese regulator NCC plans to conduct experiments to see if the operator's satellite system can coexist with 5G services, the Taipei Times reported.

    If it is found that there are potential…

    Telecom Asia News on Friday, 20 April 2018
  • Reliance Communications has been hit with a fresh roadblock to its attempt to sell its tower and fiber assets to Reliance Jio Infocomm.

    India's National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has withdrawn an interim order that had cleared RCom to proceed with the asset sale,  the Hindu Business Line reported.

    RCom has instead been instructed to wait until the outcome of an…

    Telecom Asia News on Friday, 20 April 2018
  • Hong Kong's HKBN has reported a strong 423.4% increase in net profit for the six months ending in February to HK$241 million ($30.7 million), partly as a result of strong residential and enterprise growth.

    Adjusted for amortisation and non-recurring finance costs, profit grew 70% year-on-year to HK$295.4 million, the operator said.

    Revenue for the six month period increased 22…

    Telecom Asia News on Friday, 20 April 2018