From Telco to Techco: A Transformation Journey of Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison in Empowering Indonesia

29 September 2023

Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world, with a land mass comparable to Europe. As such, capex intensity is high compared to other parts of the world. However, you must invest to grow the market. For telcos, it’s about being in the right place at the right time; and right now, there is a huge potential for growth in the country. Back in 2020, COVID-19 brought with it a silver lining; remote working, healthcare and education highlighted the importance of telecommunications. It’s up to us how we build on this opportunity.

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Singtel to sell 20% stake in data centre business

21 September 2023

Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) is set to sell a 20% stake in its regional data centre business to private investment firm KKR for S$1.1 billion. The deal values Singtel’s total regional data centre business at S$5.5 billion.

Singtel’s data business is part of their Digital InfraCo unit, which was formed in June, and has operations in Singapore, India, and Thailand. Singtel will reportedly use the money from the sale to fund the further expansion of its this data centre business in Southeast Asia.

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PLDT progresses on digital transformation with Amdocs

19 September 2023

Amdocs has been selected by PLDT Inc. and its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. to accelerate their cloud modernization on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

PLDT is modernizing its IT infrastructure to improve business agility and respond faster to market dynamics, driving innovations and delivering an enhanced connected customer experience. In this multi-year collaboration, Amdocs will seamlessly migrate select business-critical systems and applications to AWS.

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Airtel to acquire stakes in renewables

12 September 2023

Bharti Airtel signed agreements to acquire stakes in two local renewable energy companies to secure purchases of 23,000MWh of green energy by end-March 2024 to power six edge data centre facilities.

These latest agreements bring its total contracted renewable energy capacity for its data centre unit Nxtra will exceed 274,000MWh. The energy purchases will be made through an open access route, with the operator acquiring a stake in Continuum Green India, which will supply solar and wind power to Nxtra’s edge data centres in Madhya Pradesh. It agreed a similar stake purchase with Vibrant Energy for the supply of solar power to a facility in Vijaywada.

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