Celcom Axiata and Digi merger completes

30 November 2022

Axiata Group Berhad, Telenor Asia Pte Ltd, and Digi.com Berhad have announced the completion of the merger of the telco operations of Celcom Axiata Berhad and Digi. With this, Axiata and Telenor will both hold equal ownership in Celcom Digi at 33.1% each.

On completion, Axiata received newly issued Digi shares representing 33.10% of the enlarged share capital of Digi, and a cash consideration of RM2.5 billion funded by Digi and to be assumed by the merged entity. 

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HCI launches first HTS broadband service across India

10 October 2022

Hughes Communications India Private Limited (HCI) has announced the commercial launch of India’s first high throughput satellite (HTS) broadband service.

The HTS broadband service delivers high-speed broadband across the country, including in remote areas beyond the reach of terrestrial networks. It supports applications including Wi-Fi hotspots for community internet access, backhaul to extend mobile reach, managed SD-WAN solutions, as well as satellite internet for small businesses.

The service combines Ku-band capacity from the Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO’s) GSAT-11 and GSAT-29 satellites with Hughes JUPITER Platform ground technology.

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Bharti Airtel and IBM to deploy edge computing platform in India

07 October 2022

Bharti Airtel and IBM have announced their intention to jointly deploy Airtel’s edge computing platform in India, which will include 120 network data centres across 20 cities. Once deployed, the platform will enable large enterprises across multiple industries to securely accelerate innovative solutions that deliver new value to their clients and operations.

Airtel’s edge computing platform, deployed as a hybrid environment based on IBM Cloud Satellite and Red Hat OpenShift®, extends secured and open cloud services wherever data resides. This can help improve business performance and customer experience by reducing latency. It also addresses data security and sovereignty requirements, which are vital as workloads increasingly shift to the edge.

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irix enhances connectivity across Borneo and Sarawak

07 October 2022

irix has unveiled its Batam-Sarawak Internet Cable System (BaSICS) and Tier IV Data Centre (DC), dubbed irix DC, a new development intended to enhance internet connectivity for residents of Borneo and Sarawak.

BaSICS is a subsea cable system linking Batam, Indonesia with Sarawak, landing at the irix DC. From there, terrestrial networks carry the improved internet service to all parts of Sarawak and Borneo, including Kalimantan. The irix DC is the first Tier IV designed and certified DC in Malaysia, and as such offers improved redundancies with no downtime.

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