Category: Telecommunications

Google sows into Jio Platforms

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Just 48 hours after its announcement on investing US$10 billion in India, Google has pumped US$4.5 billion to take a 7.73 percent stake in Jio Platforms.

Zoom launches DTEN Me collaboration device

Following its phenomenal popularity, Zoom has created Zoom for Home, a new category to support people working remotely. The first product is the DTEN Me, a 27-inch an all-in-one personal collaboration device that comes with three built-in wide-angle cameras, an eight-microphone array and an ultra-responsive touch display for interactive screen sharing.

China Unicom and Singtel collaborate on eSIM swap

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China Unicom and Singtel have inked an agreement to collaborate on embedded SIM (eSIM) swap. This move will allow enterprise customers of both telcos to perform eSIM changes over-the-air (OTA) without having to manually configure their devices’ SIM cards to change networks in either China or Singapore.

Facebook takes 10% stake in India telco Jio Platforms

Facebook is investing US$5.7 billion or a 9.99 percent stake in India’s Jio Platforms. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries, Jio will use the new invesment to pursue new opportunities for businesses of all sizes, especially small merchants, micro-businesses and farmers, and create digital ecosystems that will empower, enrich and uplift the lives of all 1.3 billion Indians.

China Telecom Shenzhen achieves wide coverage with 5G RRUs

Commercial 5G Book RRU deployed on poles. (Source: Huawei)Providing consistent 5G coverage in residential areas, urban villages, upscale communities, and backstreet alleys can be a challenge. China Telecom Shenzhen has overcome this by deploying  in hundreds of Huawei 5G C-Band Book remote radio units (RRUs) on macro and pole base stations in China.

GSMA launches Innovation Fund for mobile internet adoption and digital inclusion

GSMA has launched it Innovation Fund for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion. Set up to increase mobile internet adoption and usage among those who have mobile internet coverage but are not using it, the fund is open for applications for countries in Africa and Asia.

TPG launches S$10 mobile plan in Singapore

Source: TPGConsumers in Singapore can now get 50GB of mobile data for just S$10 per 30 days. That’s what TPG Telecom is offering for its no-contract SIM Only plan starting today. Plus, the plan comes with 300 local call minutes and 30 local SMS. In May, it will also pack a free 1GB roaming to selected countries.