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A quick roundup of the news in Telecoms | Week #28

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GCI to expand capacity for rural areas

GCI, an Alaskan service provider, has signed a $150 million contract with Intelsat to increase the telecommunications service capacity in rural areas. GCI has been providing geosynchronous (GEO) satellite communications for 35 years to supply the state with data, video and voice services. The latest transaction gives GCI continued access to C-band and Ku-band capacities, which are already a part of GCI’s satellite services portfolio, and also provides new access to state-wide Ka-band capacity. Furthermore, Intelsat will provide the multi-satellite solution through a new and improved managed station platform and C- Ku- and Ka-bands networks.

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South Sudan launches Digitel Network

South Sudan has announced the launch of Digitel Network, the country’s first telecommunications company, which was introduced to celebrate 10 years of independence of the country. South Sudan has so far had the services of only two international mobile operators, South African MTN and Kuwaiti operator Zain. But now South Sudan has launched its first domestically owned telecom company in the country, called Digitel Network. It is unclear how well Digitel will be able to compete with its international challengers, but their launch is an important milestone for the country after 10 years of its independence.

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PCCW Global collaborates with DIDWW

The leading international telecommunications service provider PCCW Global and DIDWW, a global telecommunications operator offering two-way VoIP services to businesses and telecommunications carriers, have announced a partnership to bring the two companies’ strengths together and to expand SIP trunking coverage in Europe and Asia. The goal of the PCCW Global and DIDWW collaboration is to create new opportunities through PCCW Global’s exceptional infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as DIDWW’s advanced services and global reach in Europe and beyond.

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TelcoSwitch launches 3Sixty

TelcoSwitch, a provider of unified communications software and compliance solutions, has announced the latest addition to its portfolio, 3Sixty. 3Sixty is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) communication platform that allows organizations to provide a better customer experience by centralizing communications channels, including voice, email and social media, parallel to customer service, e-commerce, marketing and pipeline management. This solution allows organizations to communicate with their customers through a number of channels, such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, live online chat, email, SMS and traditional voice calls.

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LG Uplus and KDDI team up for 5G and 6G

LG Uplus Corp., one of South Korea’s largest telecom operators, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Japan’s largest mobile operator, KDDI. Their goal of this collaboration is to find new business applications for 5G network technology and to strengthen collaboration in preparation for future 6G networks. Together the companies aim to share their network technologies and solutions in 5G and find more use cases for the latest network. In addition, the two mobile operators will jointly develop 6G technology and work towards setting international next-generation network standards.

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