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  • Huawei's Wireless X Labs research center has announced a new initiative designed to enable the delivery of low airspace network coverage for the burgeoning drone industry.

    The Digital Sky Initiative aims to provide low airspace network coverage of 300 meters to support the development of new and enhanced applications for drones.

    As the drone industry develops, point-to-point…

    Telecom Asia News on Thursday, 16 November 2017
  • AIA Hong Kong has launched the city's first blockchain-enabled bancassurance (banking insurance) solution to enhance the customer experience and improve processing efficiency.

    The solution AIA enables AIA Hong Kong and its bank partners to share required policy data and documentation in real time.

    AIA said this reduces the time needed to process insurance applications for…

    Telecom Asia News on Thursday, 16 November 2017
  • Singapore's M1 has teamed up with VMware to launch a new cloud offering for digital startups and SMEs.

    The operator is upgrading is software-defined data center portfolio with container support through VMware's Pivotal Container Service to provide access to production-grade Kubernetes and natively-supported cloud toolkits.

    M1 said the service offers faster deploy deployment of…

    Telecom Asia News on Thursday, 16 November 2017
  • DBS Bank has teamed up with Equinix to convert one of its traditional data centers in Singapore into a cloud-optimized facility.

    This new initiative will enable the bank to move its main data center to significantly smaller premises, which are a quarter of the size of its existing data center. The new center is expected to be 75% cheaper to run.

    The bank has been working on…

    Telecom Asia News on Thursday, 16 November 2017
  • The Thai government plans to hand out SIMs granting free internet access to welfare recipients as part of the second phase of its subsidy scheme for the poor.

    The SIMs will provide internet-only services over state-owned operator TOT's network with costs covered by the government, the Bangkok Post reported. Voice calls will be blocked.

    But the exact details of the scheme have…

    Telecom Asia News on Thursday, 16 November 2017