Viettel and Singtel sign MoU on subsea cable

19 April 2024

Viettel Business Solutions has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Singtel to collaborate on deploying the first subsea cable directly connecting Vietnam and Singapore.

The Vietnam-Singapore Cable System (VTS) will be designed with eight fibre pairs using advanced WDM technology. When the cable becomes operational in the second quarter of 2027, it will add hundreds of Tbps to Viettel's total international connectivity capacity.

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HSPnet reports cable breakthrough

18 April 2024

At the beginning of 2024, HSPnet launched high-capacity services of up to 6Tbps on its B3JS (Jakarta-Bangka-Bintan-Batam-Singapore) and BDMCS (Batam-Dumai-Medan) cable systems.

The transmission routes, totaling around 2,000km across both underwater and land cables, are supported by Ciena's WaveLogic Ai-powered 6500 platform.

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DoT launches experiment licence module for 5G labs

17 April 2024

India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has launched an experimental licence module that will allow its established 5G labs across India to test 5G use cases.

The DoT has set up 5G use case labs within 100 institutes across the country with the objective to build competencies and engagement in 5G technologies for students and startup communities. The experimental licence from the DoT will enable those labs to use 5G spectrum bands to test whatever use cases they come up with without interfering with commercial 5G services.

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Starlink to start internet trials in Indonesia

11 April 2024

SpaceX has applied to Indonesia's government for an internet service provider (ISP) permit.

Starlink is expected to conduct internet service trials this year in Indonesia’s new capital city, Nusantara, which is scheduled to be inaugurated later in 2024.

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