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KDDI sets 3G shutdown deadline

KDDI detailed plans to shut its 3G network by end-March 2022 to free up spectrum …

Edotco to acquire Malaysia tower company

Edotco strengthened its tower holdings in Malaysia after agreeing to pay MYR1.7 billion ($404.7 million) …

2degrees kicks off 5G network testing

New Zealand-based 2degrees initiated tests on its 5G network in central Auckland and Wellington, with …

Optus lights SA for limited trials

Australian operator Optus turned on a standalone (SA) 5G network using multiple bands to conduct …

Axiata commits to net-zero by 2050

Axiata Group joined a growing number of Asian operators committed to reducing their carbon emissions, …

Rakuten partners to expand IoT reach using satellites

Rakuten Mobile teamed with the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Engineering to jointly expand …

Singapore operators secure more 5G spectrum

Singtel and an M1-StarHub consortium boosted their 5G spectrum holdings in a 2.1GHz auction in …

Australia steps up action to curb SMS scams

Australia’s government amended telecoms law to make it easier for operators to identify and block …

Jio follows rivals with prepaid tariff hikes

Reliance Jio joined rivals Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea in raising prepaid tariffs, but most …

TSMC to make 5G modems for iPhone

Apple turned to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) to produce its first in-house-designed 5G modem …