The Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI), the Directorate General Sumber Daya dan Perangkat Pos dan Informatika of Indonesia (DG SDPPI), the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), have jointly announced their commitment to align with the Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) 700 MHz band plan.
Initially positioned as a disruptor to the incumbent telcos, while making a bet on the once highly touted WiMAX technology as its platform, Green Packet Bhd is now betting its future on the same technology platform as the rest of them -- LTE. And it is swallowing some bitter tablets, notes Karamjit Singh.
In launching its 4G over LTE on Jan 2, Maxis caught everyone by surprise and has put pressure on competitors like Celcom and DiGi to speed up their own rollouts.
Consumers can choose how they want to communicate and it may not be via a telco service. OTT (Over The Top) platforms will hit telco core services such as SMS revenues, Frost & Sullivan said in its annual review of key ICT trends in the region.
The Philippines Government has embarked on a project to tap unused “white space” frequencies in between TV channels to deliver broadband connection, particularly in rural areas.