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Philippines confirms tax on digital transactions

Philippines confirms tax on digital transactions

The third and final reading of a bill imposing a 12 percent value-added tax (VAT) on digital transactions in the Philippines has taken place in the country’s Lower House of Congress, underlining a trend that seems to be extending to a number of countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Indonesian islands to get connectivity boost

Indonesian islands to get connectivity boost

In yet another boost to connectivity across the more than 16,000 islands that make up Indonesia, Ceragon, a solutions provider of 5G wireless transport, has said it has been selected to provide connectivity to remote Indonesian islands and regions.

Data centre investment in APAC set for a record year

Data centre investment in APAC set for a record year

Investors continue to display a strong appetite for data centre investment in the Asia Pacific region. The data centre market across the region is expected to see another record year in terms of investment, with an estimated US$1.8 billion in direct investments already transacted in the first

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Interview: Epsilon’s Warren Aw, Managing Director APAC

Interview: Epsilon’s Warren Aw, Managing Director APAC

The pandemic accelerated digital transformation faster than anyone could have anticipated, and service providers have needed to adapt just as quickly. In regions such as Southeast Asia, the scale of the challenge is clear – a colossal population which previously had more limited internet access

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China gets serious about microchips

China is developing high-end microchip production at an unprecedented rate and mass production of domestic 14nm chips will be realized next year, according to Dr. Yungang Bao, of the Chinese Institute of Computing Technology (ICT).

Indonesia begins 2.3GHz refarming process

Indonesia begins 2.3GHz refarming process

Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Information (known locally as KemKominfo) has commenced the process of refarming 2.3GHz spectrum in a bid to improve service quality and prepare for 5G by using airwaves more efficiently.

Telenor deflates Myanmar sale speculation

Telenor deflates Myanmar sale speculation

Telenor Group has dismissed reports that it is seeking to sell its Myanmar unit while noting that the military junta’s ongoing blackout on internet services may affect its continued market presence.

AR in the spotlight as 5G unlocks its potential

AR in the spotlight as 5G unlocks its potential

At Huawei’s recent Better World Summit, AR was put in the spotlight. The technology has been around for some time, but its potential is being unlocked by the increasingly widespread availability of reliable 5G networks as these enable the most effective use of AR’s capabilities.

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