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  • Four operators have collectively paid around A$853 million ($616.02 million) for 3.6-GHz 5G spectrum in Australia's latest spectrum auction.

    All 350 lots of 3.5-GHz spectrum were sold. The market's largest operator Telstra has secured the highest number of lots at 143, with total bids of $386.01 million.

    Rival operator Optus meanwhile will pay $185.07 million for 47 lots of 3.6…

    Telecom Asia News on Wednesday, 12 December 2018
  • The data analytics market is enormous, with valuations ranging from around EUR 80 billion by 2025 to well over 100 billion. But it’s a complex market, with lots of players and a great deal of investment required to develop the platforms and algorithms that allow operators to mine vast datasets to create value and insight. Operators want (and need) to be focusing on their customers and…

    Telecom Asia News on Wednesday, 12 December 2018
  • The Philippines' Globe Telecom has secured a $40 million loan to help finance its operating and capital expenditures.

    The company has taken out the loan facility with the Bank of the Philippine Islands. As well as funding capital expenditures and general corporate requirements, Globe said the loan shall be used to partially refinance its maturing debt obligations.

    Globe…

    Telecom Asia News on Wednesday, 12 December 2018
  • Telenor Myanmar has completed the market's first successful trial of NB-IoT technology over its LTE network, in collaboration with Ericsson.

    The trial was conducted in the city of Mandalay, and involved the successful testing of IoT use cases such as connected transport vehicles and the deployment of ambient sensors at business offices.

    Telenor Myanmar plans to deploy an NB-IoT…

    Telecom Asia News on Wednesday, 12 December 2018
  • Singapore has topped the Economist Intelligence Unit's Asian Digital Transformation Index for the second time, due to the widespread availability of reliable, fast and affordable digital connectivity and the strength of digital skills across the workforce.

    The EIU research, commissioned by Australian operator Telstra, found that high speed internet is now nearly ubiquitous in the…

    Telecom Asia News on Wednesday, 12 December 2018