Friday Network News: April 25

25 April 2014 | Sophie Donoghue


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Malaysian mobile carrier Altel Communications has signed an agreement with Huawei to deploy 4G infrastructure across the country. The deal will see the Chinese vendor provide wireless, core, transport and billing services to Altel. [read more]

Communications service provider Epsilon has partnered with web hosting company HostSG to provide a virtual PoP (ePoP) in Singapore. The move will expand HostSG's portfolio of services to its SME customers, providing its customers with access to over 500 network operators and enabling them to connect to 170 countries. [read more]

US telecoms regulator, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), may set aside a portion of 600MHz spectrum for smaller operators in a spectrum auction planned for 2015. The FCC is expected to make a chunk of the low-bandwidth spectrum available for unlicensed services like Wifi. [read more]

Pacnet and China Telecom have entered a partnership which will see the expansion of data centre and cloud services in the city of Chongqing. Under the deal, China Telecom will establish PoPs in Pacnet's Chongqing data centre, CQCS1. [read more]

China Telecom’s Beijing subsidiary has partnered with vendor Huawei to deploy SDN technology in its Beijing Internet Data Centre (IDC). Beijing Telecom will now be able to offer improved service customisation requirements, upgrade utilisation of resources and operations, and enhance network observation. [read more]

Reliance Jio Infocomm has signed an agreement with independent telecoms tower firm ATC India, to share its infrastructure in the country. Under terms of the agreement, Reliance Jio will use ATC's tower infrastructure to launch its own services across India. [read more]

AT&T has announced that it expects to expand its ultra-fast fibre network and TV services to include an additional 21 cities across the US. The US company is considering delivering broadband internet speeds of up to 1Gbps, as well as its U-verse TV services, in a bid to compete with rival Google. [read more]

 

PCCW Global has signed an agreement with urban complex developer Shanghai Zendai to provide technology and telecoms services to a smart city being developed in South Africa. The development at Modderfontein in Johannesburg covers an area of approximately 1,600 hectares. [read more]

Qatari carrier Ooredoo has announced that it has partnered with Germany-based startup incubator Rocket Internet, to become equal partners in Asia Internet Holding, a company that will develop eCommerce and digital services in Asia. Ooredoo is aiming to diversify away from basic telco services and capitalise on the growing trend of eCommerce. [read more]