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EU ban on palm oil could keep Telenor out of Indonesia

Telenor Axiata merger in Indonesia

Norwegian telecommunication giant Telenor Group is trying to enter the Indonesian market by merging with the Indonesian company Axiata. Axiata holds 66.4 percent of the shares in PT XL Axiata Tbk which is the second largest mobile telecommunications company in Indonesia. Not so fast, says Indonesia’s Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Rudiantara. The EU parliament…

Finnish telecom business sold to Shenzhen firm

Finnish company Efore has sold its telecommunications business to Shenzhen Kexin Communication Technologies Co. Ltd. The deal covers the entire Efore Telecommunications business including current product portfolio and Efore brand and name. Following the acquisition, 73 Efore employees in Finland, China and Sweden will move to the buyer as old employees. The purchase price on…

Wallenberg not sure which side Europe will be on in a Sino-US High-Tech Cold War

Marcus Wallenberg — a fifth-generation member of the Swedish Wallenberg dynasty — said the Sino-U.S. trade war was “extremely unfortunate.” Speaking at the Salzburg Summit in Austria, and in an interview with CNBC Friday, Marcus Wallenberg warned that the delay in finding a resolution to the trade conflict was extremely worrying. Marcus Wallenberg also pointed to…

Norwegian Business group calls on Myanmar to restore Internet access in Rakhine and Chin states

Myanmar-Norway Business Council together with four other business organisations have urged Myanmar authorities to restore internet access in Rakhine and Chin states. The statement warns of the “possible reputational impact in the international community and view of Myanmar as a responsible investment destination” being wrought by the internet-shutdown. It has been more than three weeks…

Nokia’s new technology will be deployed first by China Mobile

  Nokia has announced on June 26 that its new AirScale mMIMO Adaptive Antenna (MAA), will be adopted by China Mobile Communications Corporation (CMCC), a Chinese government-owned telecommunication corporation to smooth and speed up the transition from 4G to 5G services. With the ability to efficiently deliver 4G and 5G services while control the costs…

SP Telecom collabed with Nokia to install Singapore’s First 5G fixed network

SP Telecom, Singapore’s network and fibre infrastructure provider, stated on June 17 that it is joining force with Finnish telecommunications company Nokia to enable the deployment of Singapore’s first 5G-ready software defined network. SP Telecom addressed that Nokia’s FP4-based Service Router, optical transport and cloud software solutions, service automation and network orchestration application suite will…

New app helping Myanmar’s Farmers won Telenor Youth Forum

Telenor group declared on May 28, 2019 that the new mobile application offering the solution to reduce inequalities in Myanmar’s rice industry was awarded at Telenor Youth Forum where a delegation of 16 young leaders were split into four teams to create their four services to Telenor Group and dtac leadership and experts from Plan…

Vietnam partnered with Ericsson to forge strategic Industry 4.0

Ericsson announced on its website that it has signed a series of strategic agreements with Government of Vietnam to expand Industry 4.0 in Vietnam. Inked by Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Ericsson President and CEO Börje Ekholm and Head of Ericsson Vietnam and Myanmar Denis Brunetti, the agreements had its signing ceremony held at…

Ericsson and Viettel successfully tested 5G in Vietnam

Viettel, Vietnam’s largest mobile network provider and Sweden’s Ericsson successfully established the first call using fifth generation (5G) technology in Vietnam. As a part of Viettel’s 5G technical testing program, the call enables network connection speed to reach its peak at 1.5 to 1.7Gbps, beyond the theoretical speed limit of the 4G LTE network and…

Norway’s Telenor and Malaysia’s Axiata in talk on mega merged firm 

Norway’s Telenor is in discussions on joining forces with Malaysia’s Axiata Group to run a mega pan-Asian telco in South and Southeast Asia, according to Telenor’s press release on May 6, 2019. With nearly 300 million customers, the new telecoms hub will offer Telenor and Axiata a way to accelerate growth in a highly competitive market. Reuters reported that an informed source said the value of this merged deal would…