Telenor names Morten Sørby as head of Asia, replacing incoming group CEO Brekke

Telenor Group has named Morten Sørby, formerly the company’s CEO of Indian subsidiary Uninor, as its new head of Asia, succeeding incoming group CEO Sigve Brekke. Brekke was named as the company’s new CEO earlier this month, replacing Jon Fredrik Baksaas, …

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XL foresees rapid uptake of 4G

Indonesia’s second largest operator XL Axiata is forecasting that 4G customers will account for up to 25 per cent of its total data users in just two years, assuming affordable 4G smartphones are available. Rashad Javier Sanchez, the company’s acting …

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Huawei, Telenor sign deal to supply RAN across Europe, Asia

Chinese infrastructure vendor Huawei has announced a five-year agreement with Norwegian telco Telenor to supply radio access networks (RAN) across Europe and Asia. Under the deal, called the Global Frame Agreement, the two partners will focus on modernising existing 2G and 3G networks and further technological advancement to 4G for all Telenor subsidiaries. Huawei and […]

Alcatel-Lucent, Internet Society develop internet exchange for SE Asia

The Internet Society and Alcatel-Lucent have agreed to provide support and equipment for the development of the Bangkok Internet Exchange Point (BKNIX). The project will utilise the Internet Society’s Interconnection and Traffic Exchange (ITE) programme and is intended to deliver a stronger and more robust Internet infrastructure for South East Asia.