Equinix opens first two IBX data centres in Malaysia

30 May 2024

Equinix officially opened its first two International Business Exchange (IBX) data centres in Malaysia on Monday – one in Johor and the other in Kuala Lumpur.

The Johor facility – JH1 – has been in the works since Equinix first announced plans to build it in late 2022 with an initial investment of approximately US$40 million. JH1 provides 500 cabinets and 1,960 square meters of colocation space.

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WMO and telco operators target illegal mobile signal boosters

29 May 2024

The Wireless Monitoring Organisation (WMO) and telecom operators conducted a raid in the Grant Road area of Mumbai, targeting illegal mobile signal boosters and antennas.

Led by Engineer P D Shinde from WMS (DoT), the raid resulted in the seizure of eight antennas and five network boosters from Gomtesh Electronics on Procter Road (East). 

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National Telecom may lose OneWeb deal

29 May 2024

Thailand’s state telco National Telecom (NT) is reportedly at risk of losing its partnership with Eutelsat OneWeb, as the LEO satellite operator is said to be considering moving its regional gateway out of the country because of ongoing delays.

According to local media, Eutelsat OneWeb is allegedly meeting with a major telecom operator in Taiwan to discuss the possibility of establishing a gateway there instead of Thailand.

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DNB gives telcos 20 days to finalise stakes

24 May 2024

DNB has reportedly given the five telcos taking stakes in the company 20 days to finalise the process as the government looks to get on with launching a second 5G operator and encourage private 5G adoption.

DNB held its first board meeting on Monday with new board members representing Telekom Malaysia, Maxis, U Mobile, YTL and CelcomDigi’s Infranation. All five signed share subscription agreements (SSAs) in December 2023 to collectively take a 70% stake in DNB, with each taking a 14% stake, while the Minister of Finance (MOF) will hold the remaining 30% as well as a special share.

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