Singtel and SK Telecom to build next-gen networks

08 July 2024

Singtel and SK Telecom have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to build next-generation telecommunications networks over the next two years.

The collaboration aims to explore the use of artificial intelligence (AI), orchestration tools, and deepen the domain knowledge of network virtualisation and other technologies, central to laying the groundwork for 6G.

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Dialog gains 100% share in Airtel Lanka

04 July 2024

Bharti Airtel, Dialog Axiata (Dialog), and Axiata Group (Axiata) have successfully completed the share swap transaction of Bharti Airtel Lanka (Airtel Lanka) with Dialog.

Upon completion of the transaction, Dialog holds 100% shareholding of Airtel Lanka, and Bharti Airtel holds 10.355% shareholding of Dialog, Bharti Airtel announced in a statement.

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Four MNOs take larger share in DNB in latest twist

03 July 2024

Four telco investors have agreed to take slightly larger-than-planned stakes in Digital Nasional Bhd (DNB).

DNB said that Maxis, U Mobile, YTL and CelcomDigi’s Infranation – which completed their share subscription agreements (SSAs) last month – have agreed to take a 16.3% share each in the operator. That adds up to a collective 65.1% stake in DNB.

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Microsoft pledges US$2.2 billion in Malaysia

03 July 2024

Malaysia is set to receive a US$2.2 billion investment from Microsoft over the next four years to advance the country’s digital transformation.

The investment plan will include building cloud and AI infrastructure across the country. Microsoft’s investment will also be used to strengthen its partnership with the Malaysian government and establish a national AI Center of Excellence (CoE) that could improve the country’s cybersecurity.

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