Skip to main content

Latest ICT news from the web

  • Zee Entertainment Enterprises has decided to acquire fully Sarthak Entertainment, which operates Odia-language Sarthak TV.

    The acquisition shall be from current shareholders of Sarthak Entertainment, subject to requisite regulatory approvals, as an all-cash deal at a consideration of maximum of 1.15 billion rupees or about $17 million.

    With this acquisition, Zee has entered the…

    Telecom Asia News on Tuesday, 26 July 2016
  • The recent revelation that two prominent YouTubers had been promoting a gambling site without disclosing the fact that they are part owners of the site has rekindled the controversy surrounding sponsored content on YouTube.

    Such content continues to prove to be notoriously difficult for regulators and platform owners to monitor and control. With video platforms pushing creators and…

    Telecom Asia News on Tuesday, 26 July 2016
  • Ericsson has announced the resignation of long-serving CEO Hans Vestberg, effective immediately, as the company seeks to transform to adapt to changing market dynamics.

    Vestberg has also stepped down as president and as a member of the board of directors, but remains “at the company’s disposal” for a six month term of notice, the company announced.

    Executive vice president and…

    Telecom Asia News on Tuesday, 26 July 2016
  • Thai state-owned operator TOT reportedly plans to launch trial TD-LTE services over the 2.3-GHz band early next month.

    The operator is waiting for permission from regulator NBTC to use network equipment for the non-commercial trial service, the Nation reported.

    Private operators AIS, Dtac and True Corp have been invited to join the trial, which is scheduled to begin on August…

    Telecom Asia News on Tuesday, 26 July 2016
  • Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte announced in his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday that he wants the newly created Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to develop a national broadband plan to accelerate the deployment of fiber and wireless technologies to improve internet speed.

    He also announced that Wi-Fi access shall be provided at no…

    Telecom Asia News on Tuesday, 26 July 2016