Whale Cloud and SDEC join forces on digital transformation

31 March 2023

Whale Cloud has signed a three-year BSS contract with Malaysia’s Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation (SDEC), a government-owned company entrusted to lead the implementation of Sarawak's Digital Economy initiatives.

The deal is aimed at accelerating the digital transformation of Sarawak, diversifying the telecommunication services available to the public. Sarawak’s Government aims to turn the state into a modern and leading digital economy and society by 2030 under the Digital Economy Strategy.

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HGC launches new ISP in Manila

29 March 2023

From left to right: Onno Bos (AMS-IX), Ruben van den Brink (AMS-IX), Cliff Tan (HGC), Michael de Castro (HGC)

From left to right: Onno Bos (AMS-IX), Ruben van den Brink (AMS-IX), Cliff Tan (HGC), Michael de Castro (HGC)

HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC) has announced the launch of a new Internet Exchange in Manila, the Philippines.

The new Internet Exchange was officially announced and celebrated during the 10th anniversary festivities of AMS-IX Hong Kong, in the presence of the consul general of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Hong Kong and Macao and representative from the office of the communications authority.

The strategic partnership between HGC and AMS-IX aims to enhance the quality of internet all over the world. AMS-IX is one of the world’s largest peering hubs. Their peering expertise complements HGC’s extensive global network and digital infrastructure, which results in a partnership that can bridge the West and the East. Over the years, HGC and AMS-IX have successfully launched and fostered four IX’s in Hong Kong, Singapore, Chicago, and Bay Area, with AMS-IX Bangkok to go live later this year.

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Eastern Communications budgets for expansion

28 March 2023

Eastern Communications budgeted PHP1 billion in capex to bolster operations on the islands of Visayas and Mindanao and complete a subsea cable.

The Philippine Domestic Submarine Cable Network (PDSCN) is scheduled to be completed in April and will be the longest subsea cable in the Philippines when completed, extending fibre connectivity in multiple regions. The cable will land in several locations in the coming weeks such as Liloy, Dipolog, Zamboanga del Sur, Maasin, Leyte, Mactan and Cebu. PDSCN is a US$150 million project to deploy over 2,500km of fibre optics.

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mu Space to provide OneWeb coverage over southeast Asia

22 March 2023

mu Space and Advanced Technology has reached an exclusive deal with OneWeb to provide LEO connectivity solutions across mainland southeast Asia.

The multi-million-dollar deal aims to provide internet connectivity to underserved remote areas. The company intends to provide satellite internet connectivity to remote areas for both commercial and civil governmental use. The areas targeted this year include Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, and Malaysia.

Being the sole distributor for OneWeb in this region, mu Space will provide a wide range of services to each sector, including the government, telecommunications, aviation, maritime, land vehicle, backhauling and healthcare sectors, to support customer needs as well as connecting remote communities in the region.

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