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  • Google has announced plans to commission three new subsea cables in 2019 to support its Google Cloud customers.

    The company plans to co-commission the Hong Kong-Guam (HK-G) cable system as part of a consortium. The HK-G will be an extension of the SEA-US cable system,  and will have a design capacity of more than 48Tbps. It is being built by RTI-C and NEC.

    Google said that…

    Telecom Asia News on Thursday, 18 January 2018
  • Backup and disaster recovery company Veeam Software has purchased AWS cloud-native backup solution provider N2WS  for $42.5 million.

    N2WS, an IaaS data protection company, will continue to operate as a standalone entity post-acquisition.

    The deal will give Veeam Software access to N2WS technology and R&D to allow the company to integrate data protection for AWS workloads…

    Telecom Asia News on Thursday, 18 January 2018
  • 2017 was a banner year for the IoT, especially for LPWA (Low Power, Wide Area) technologies including NB-IoT and LTE-M.

    According to the GSMA, the deployment of LPWA solutions started to gain traction with recent developments by some leading operators including AT&T, China Mobile, China Unicom, China Telecom, Deutsche Telekom (DT), Verizon, and Vodafone. By end-November there were…

    Telecom Asia News on Wednesday, 17 January 2018
  • Telekom Malaysia has entered a partnership with Malaysia's sole electric utility company Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) to expand the availability of fiber-based high speed broadband access in the nation.

    The collaboration between the two government-linked companies is aimed at delivering on the government's Nationwide Fiberization Plan (NFP) and driving down the cost to consumers of…

    Telecom Asia News on Wednesday, 17 January 2018
  • The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has been given the green light to proceed with a planned 4G auction next month, and four operators have applied to take part.

    Earlier this week, the Bangladesh Supreme Court extended a stay on a lower court order to halt the auction, the Daily Star reported.

    The High Court had stayed the auction in response to a…

    Telecom Asia News on Wednesday, 17 January 2018