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Data protection bill becomes law in Indonesia

Data protection bill becomes law in Indonesia

Indonesia's parliament has this week passed into law a personal data protection bill. Apparently modelled on European Union legislation, it is widely reported to be a response to a number of data leaks and alleged breaches at government firms and institutions in Indonesia.

Nxtra by Airtel claims data centre first for India

Nxtra by Airtel claims data centre first for India

Telecoms giant Bharti Airtel says its subsidiary, Nxtra by Airtel, is to become the first data centre company in India to install fuel cell technology to provide clean energy. Nxtra designs, builds and operate the largest network of hyperscale, core and edge data centres in the

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Is Indonesia's PT Indosat about to sell more towers?

Is Indonesia's PT Indosat about to sell more towers?

The Asia-Pacific tower-selling trend may be about to continue with widely reported news that PT Indosat (aka Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison), one of Indonesia's largest telecommunication networks and services providers with around 63 million cellular subscribers, is planning to sell

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Problems mount up for India’s state-owned telecom firm MTNL

Problems mount up for India’s state-owned telecom firm MTNL

Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL), the loss-making state-owned telecom firm that provides fixed line telephones, WLL services and mobile connectivity in the cities of New Delhi and Mumbai, has defaulted on an interest payment of Rs35.15 (about US$4.4  million crore) to Union

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Vodacom PNG signs satcoms deal with Kacific

Vodacom PNG signs satcoms deal with Kacific

Next-generation broadband satellite operator Kacific Broadband Satellites Group has partnered with recently launched mobile service provider Vodafone PNG to deploy the satellite operator’s mobile backhaul services in Papua New Guinea.

Is Vodafone about to sell its Indian tower company stake?

Is Vodafone about to sell its Indian tower company stake?

There are still a few caveats, but it looks as though giant operator Vodafone is getting closer to selling its stake in India's largest mobile tower installation company after Indian news reports suggested a Canadian pension fund is considering making an offer.

Malaysia and Thailand join Google’s cloud regions

Malaysia and Thailand join Google’s cloud regions

To meet what it describes as growing demand for cloud services in Asia-Pacific, Google has announced plans to bring new Google Cloud regions to Malaysia, Thailand and New Zealand. This is addition to similar plans for Berlin, Dammam, Doha, Mexico, Tel Aviv and Turin announced in July.

PLDT plans Philippines 3G shutdown

PLDT plans Philippines 3G shutdown

Philippines-based integrated telecommunications giant PLDT has been in the news recently after announcing plans to close down its 3G network. It has also announced the activation of a trans-Pacific cable system.

PayPal block upsets Indonesian users

PayPal block upsets Indonesian users

Indonesia’s new licensing law faced an unexpected issue on Saturday after the Indonesian communication ministry blocked PayPal due to its failure to meet a deadline under new licensing rules.

Myanmar Post & Telecommunications

Is Ooredoo planning an exit from Myanmar?

It has yet to be formally confirmed by Ooredoo, but Reuters has reported that the international communications company, operating across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia, is in talks to sell its Myanmar unit.

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