DoT calls for quantum communications R&D

10 July 2024

India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has called on the telecoms sector to submit proposals for an R&D programme to accelerate quantum communications networks.

The DoT plans to establish Quantum Standardization and Testing Labs that will serve as innovation hubs for quantum technology developers, test equipment manufacturers, and academic researchers. The DoT has invited operators to submit applications to participate in these labs.

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NBTC to tidy up Bangkok’s cables

03 July 2024

Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) has launched a plan to tidy up the infamous urban tangle of telecoms cables hanging all over Bangkok.

The initiative aims to organise 440.21km of cables along 151 routes in Bangkok and nearby provinces, and install cables underground in 32 routes covering over 67km.

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Telin and BW Digital join up for Hawaiki Nui 1 submarine cable system

03 July 2024

BW Digital has partnered with PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin) on the Hawaiki Nui 1 submarine cable system.

This initiative marks the first phase of BW Digital’s submarine cable development program, boasting a capacity exceeding 240Tbps. The increased capacity can support the growing demand for high-speed internet services, facilitate data transfer between APAC countries and other global regions, and contribute to the region’s economic growth by enabling seamless communication and data exchange.

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Philippines starts first phase of National Fibre Backbone

02 July 2024

The Philippine government has launched the first phase of its National Fibre Backbone (NFB) project which aims to enhance public service delivery and drive economic growth in the country through reliable Internet connection.

The Philippine Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) led the kick-off of the (NFB) Phase 1 which comprises a 1,245km cable network from Laoag, Ilocos Norte to Roces, Quezon City, illuminating 28 nodes and delivering an initial 600Gbps optical spectrum capacity. This will connect 14 provinces across Northern and Central Luzon, Metro Manila, four Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) eco-zones, and two National Government Data Centres.

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