GTAA founding members sign Telco LLM JV

24 June 2024

Singtel, Deutsche Telekom, e&, SK Telecom, and SoftBank, the founding members of the Global Telco AI Alliance (GTAA), have signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with the aim of co-developing and launching a multilingual Telco Large Language Model (Telco LLM).

Under the terms of the agreement, the JV will involve equal investments from the founding parties to support its initial working capital requirements for developing the Telco LLM.

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Globe Telecom adds 116 new sites in Q1

21 June 2024

Philippines telecommunications provider Globe Telecom has enhanced its network reach and capacity by adding 116 new cell sites and upgrading 812 mobile sites to LTE in the first quarter of this year.

Globe also deployed 19,544 new fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) lines, focusing on maximising existing fibre resources amid reduced capital expenditures (CapEx).

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Globe chooses Nokia for FWA modernisation

18 June 2024

Globe Telecom chose Nokia equipment to modernise its network infrastructure with Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) capabilities in several key locations nationwide.

Globe tapped Nokia for its Broadband Network Gateway (BNG) solution which will be deployed in: North Luzon, South Luzon, National Capital Region, Visayas and Mindanao.

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IOH and Google Cloud expand partnership

18 June 2024

Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (IOH) has expanded its partnership with Google Cloud to develop AI solutions for enterprises and consumers, a move for the Indonesian operator to diversify its paths to growth.

IOH has partnered with Google Cloud since 2021 and said in a statement that this expansion positions it as an AI-native TechCo. The operator will tap into Google Cloud’s unified AI stack to develop such solutions that it claims will be enterprise-grade AI and Gen AI based.

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