ZTE Corporation recently announced collaboration with True Corporation Public Company Limited (True) to build a commercial 5G network in Thailand. True, a fully licensed operator in Thailand, with a 30% market share in the mobile market of the country, will adopt ZTE's 5G RAN products and services to build a commercial 5G network in Thailand.

Read more: ZTE, True Corporation team up to construct commercial 5G network

Converge ICT, one of the leading Internet and digital services providers in the Philippines, will bring ultra-broadband services to the island of Mindanao by deploying Nokia’s fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) solution. With this deployment, Converge ICT will be expanding its broadband network coverage to the region by connecting more than 300,000 homes and businesses to ultra-fast, affordable and reliable broadband services over the next three years.

Read more: Nokia, Converge ICT partnership to introduce affordable broadband solutions

Tata Communications announced that it has secured a Type B telecom license in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The license entitles Tata Communications to provide Internet Service Provider (ISP) and related telecom services to enterprises in a defined capacity, along with local currency billing for end-customers in KSA. This will enable the company to make the shift from offering services as a foreign carrier in the Middle East to a local licensed service provider.

Read more: Tata Communications acquires telecom license enabling region-wide network transformation

Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT), one of the leading telecom service providers in Sri Lanka, will deploy a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network based on Nokia’s fiber technology. Supporting its accelerated fiber initiative, the deployment enables SLT to bring new, high-speed broadband services to more than 200,000 enterprise and residential users across the country.

Read more: Nokia, Sri Lanka Telecom partnership boosts acceleration of fibre network nationwide

Nokia and Singapore-based operator StarHub are conducting South East Asia’s first live 5G non-standalone (NSA) network trial across Singapore, running until the 16th of February 2021. With StarHub as the first and early adopter of 5G services in Singapore, long-standing partners StarHub and Nokia have achieved another milestone.

Read more: Nokia, StarHub conduct live 5G network trials to boost service efficiency

Millions of households across Africa, Europe, and Asia-Pacific will be able to access a free-to-air TV channel via SES satellites dedicated to delivering reliable, informative content about COVID-19. The channel — Fight COVID-19 — broadcasts content that is aimed at providing underserved and rural communities with critical information about how to limit the spread of the virus.

Read more: SES launches free-to-air satellite channel to combat COVID-19

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