India’s largest telecommunications service provider, Bharti Airtel, has expanded its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services in India, launching in Kolkata. Airtel VoLTE, which works over 4G, will enable customers across the city to “enjoy HD quality voice calls” with faster call set up time, the company said in a statement. Customers can call any mobile, landline network using the service.
The Hong Kong-Americas (HKA) consortium and Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) have signed a turnkey contract for the deployment of the Hong Kong-Americas (HKA) submarine cable network, which will span more than 13,000 kilometers.
Norwegian telecom group Telenor's operator subsidiary in Thailand, Total Access Communication PLC (dtac), announced that its CEO Lars-Åke Norling has decided to leave the company to pursue new opportunities. The news came after dtac faced a major setback when it was announced that a much anticipated spectrum auction was delayed again.
Huawei has signed a cooperation agreement with UnionPay International with the aim of working together to promote the globalization of Huawei Pay and accelerate its roll-out worldwide to provide a “better mobile payment experience” for Huawei mobile device users.
A digital bio-security officer will help international visitors arriving at Auckland Airport, the largest in New Zealand. The digital bio-security officer is called Vai, which stands for Virtual Assistant Interface.
Chinese vendor Huawei has announced that it has agreed a deal with Union-Pay to expand the availability of it mobile payment service ‘Huawei Pay’.
PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, has agreed with Mauritius Telecom to construct and maintain a high speed submarine cable connecting the Indian Ocean Islands of Rodrigues and Mauritius which will vastly improve connectivity for Rodrigues.
Singapore-based ride-hailing service Grab, identified as Uber’s biggest competitors in Southeast Asia has acquired Indian-based startup iKaaz in an effort to develop and enhance its mobile payment strategy. The deal which has remained undisclosed will see the Indian firms engineering team partner with the Bangalore-based engineering office which Grab formally opened in 2017.
Sony Corporation announced its highest ever third quarter operating profits for the fiscal year ending 31 December 2017, posting a nearly four-fold increase of 11.5 per cent year-on-year as compared to the same quarter of the previous fiscal year.
New Zealand-based company Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP, and TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity company specializing in undersea communications technology, announced that more than half of the 15,000km of undersea fiber-optic cable that comprise the Hawaiki transpacific cable system have been implemented by TE SubCom.