GSMA elects 2023-2024 board

07 November 2022

The GSMA has elected new members of the board of directors for a two-year term beginning 1 January 2023 through 31 December 2024.

The GSMA Board has also elected José María Álvarez-Pallete López CEO of Telefónica Group, as chair, and Gopal Vittal, CEO of Bharti Airtel Group as deputy chair. 

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Mesh networks can unleash Southern Asia’s full potential

12 October 2022

Internet connectivity continues to grow in Southern Asia, with the highest Internet penetration in the Asia-Pacific region. The number of people using the Internet increased from just 31 percent in 2020 to 69 percent in 2021. Mobile broadband has improved in recent years in the region, but 1.1 billion people are still not using mobile Internet despite having access to mobile broadband coverage. With vast populations across Southern Asia, many industries operate across disparate, remote areas and suffer from typically poor, limited, or zero coverage by existing cellular 3G/4G services.

3G and 4G coverage addresses most of the population, with the shift to 5G coming to fruition in the years ahead. Southern Asia has seen tremendous growth in smartphone adoption, and despite data becoming more intrinsically more affordable, the cost of Internet-enabled devices has increased due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Aruba partners with Chunghwa Telecom to deliver managed services for enterprise

07 October 2022

Aruba has partnered with Chunghwa Telecom Singapore to provide managed services for global enterprise customers, which will help them deploy modern networks with increased flexibility, agility and security as they expand overseas. With Aruba Managed Services, customers will be able to focus on developing core business while expanding into Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Taiwan launched its ‘New Southbound Policy’ back in 2016, which drove Taiwanese enterprises to make inroads in the southeast Asian market, however, turbulent market mechanics and the COVID-19 pandemic have increased the challenges in market expansion. Many companies have now adopted new ways to manage and maintain their network infrastructure, including integrating international leased lines with the internet, high-speed wireless workplaces, remote secure collaboration, and flexible payment solutions to drive business mobility.

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Cambodia to add 100 new towers in tourism hotspots

07 October 2022

The Cambodian Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications has announced that it plans to spend US$10 million on 100 towers, which will be strategically located in areas of importance to the country’s growing tourism sector. The project was developed according to instruction from prime minister Hun Sen.

The locations have already been identified in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Tourism.

“We will continue to build more antennas to promote the remote areas to have mobile phone and internet services,” said Chea Vandeth, minister of posts and telecommunications.

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