CITIC Telecom CPC Completes Linx Telecommunications Acquisition

Infrastructure Assets in Central Asia, Central and Eastern Europe Enable 'One Belt, One Road' Strategy

HONG KONG, Feb 2, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited ("CITIC Telecom CPC"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited ("CITIC Telecom") (SEHK: 1883) announced it has finalized the acquisition of the telecommunication business of Linx Telecommunications B.V. (Linx Telecommunications), following completion of all regulatory clearances.

NEC Supplies Submarine Cable for System Connecting Hong Kong and Guam

Facilitates network expansion between China, Hong Kong and US, and between Southeast Asia and US

TOKYO, - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) today announced the signing of a contract with RTI Connectivity(1) to supply a high capacity optical submarine cable for a new system connecting Hong Kong and Guam.

Singapore's Smart Nation Uses G&D to test seamless cellular switching

Trial underway of utility sensors in Singapore using eSIM technology

Singapore/Munich, 5 December 2016. Giesecke & Devrient have started the test in November this year with the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), Singapore. G&D is the lead contractor for the trial, and will provide IMDA with the test bed for Remote Provisioning of eSIM to IoT Devices. The trial will involve utility sensors belonging to the PUB, Singapore's National

TBC in Taiwan Launches Nagra's Digitized OpenTV 5 Platform

Enables TBC to roll out hybrid platform combining broadcast and Internet TV services

CHESEAUX, Switzerland – November 11th, 2016 – NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and the world's leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, announced today that Taiwan Broadband Communications (TBC), one of the leading multi-system cable operators in Taiwan, has rolled out a newly digitized platform powered by OpenTV 5.

Sony says bracing for smartphone slowdown after sensor sales dip

Company struggling to compete with rivals Apple and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd

Reuters

Tokyo (Reuters) -Sony Corp , widely regarded as a key supplier of image sensors for Apple Inc's iPhones, said on Friday it was bracing for a slowdown in the premium smartphone market after sales of its sensors fell in the third quarter.

Thailand's telecoms regulator extends 4G auction time

Regulator also plans to hold another auction for two 4G licenses of 900 MHz frequency on Dec. 15

Reuters

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's telecoms regulator on Wednesday has extended auction time for two licenses of fourth generation (4G) mobile spectrum after almost 10 hours of bidding that pushed up a combined prices to more than 49 billion baht ($1.37 billion).

Thailand's top mobile operators have bid aggressively to win licenses for bandwidth on the 1800 MHz frequency with base prices of 15.91 billion baht per license.

Alphabet, Indonesian companies to expand Web access via balloons

Solar-powered balloons to deliver Internet access to antennae connected to buildings on the ground

Reuters

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc, the new holding company for Google, has teamed up with three Indonesian telecommunications companies to expand Internet access in that country using solar-powered balloons.

Alphabet officials, including co-founder Sergey Brin, and representatives from Indonesian companies Telkomsel, XL Axiata Tbk PT and Indosat Tbk PT signed an agreement Wednesday to bring so-called Project Loon to the nation of 250 million people.

SIM sales soar as Myanmar races to catch up in telecoms

Number of mobile phone SIM cards has shot up to more than 18 million from just three years ago

Reuters

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar, long one of the world's least connected nations in terms of telecommunications, is now racing to catch up, providing a boost to the foreign mobile companies allowed into the country last year.

The number of mobile phone SIM cards in the south-east Asian country of 51 million people has shot up to more than 18 million from around one million just three years ago, according to data compiled by Reuters.

That has surprised some of the foreign entrants, who expected more modest growth in one of the world's poorest nations.

Chinese hackers target Southeast Asia, India, researchers say

The Cyberspace Administration of China, the Internet regulator, did not respond to requests for comment

Reuters

(Reuters) - Hackers, most likely from China, have been spying on governments and businesses in Southeast Asia and India uninterrupted for a decade, researchers at internet security company FireEye Inc said.


In a report released on Monday, FireEye said the cyber espionage operations dated back to at least 2005 and "focused on targets - government and commercial - who hold key political, economic and military information about the region."

Singtel buying U.S. cyber security firm Trustwave for $810 million

Moving away from being a pure-play telecoms company, pursues areas such as 'digital life'

Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Telecommunications, Southeast Asia's largest telecommunications operator by revenue, is buying U.S.-based cyber-security firm Trustwave for $810 million, marking its biggest acquisition outside the main telecoms sector.


The deal comes as Singtel is moving away from being a pure-play telecoms company and pursues expansion in areas such as "digital life", which includes mobile video and digital advertising, and cyber security through partnerships with FireEye Inc and Akamai, among others.

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