Digital in Southeast Asia in 2017

Mobile subscriptions in Southeast Asia grew well ahead of the global average ... However, fewer than one-third of all mobile connections in Laos and Timor-Leste are 3G or faster – the definition of 'broadband' according to the GSMA's classification ... ( read original story ...)

Tesco enters Pakistan through Alpha trial

Pakistan’s middle class is growing fast and so are 3G services and smartphone penetration that are ... The move reiterates Tesco’s focus on Asia, particularly the sub-continent, where it already has a well-established partnership with Trent ... ( read original story ...)

Don’t wait for 5G: LTE could be your key to IoT

One of the many whiz-bang features promised in 5G is a new way of connecting millions of small, low-powered IoT devices. But there's no need to wait: Two forms of LTE tuned for IoT have entered a market that's already heating up with rapidly expanding ... ( read original story ...)

Qualcomm's X20 Modem Busts the Gigabit Barrier

The new modem pushes LTE device speeds to 1.2Gbps, bridging the gap with future 5G networks. We haven't even seen the first gigabit LTE phones yet, but Qualcomm is already working on the second generation. With its X20 modem, announced today, the dominant ... ( read original story ...)

ntel excites Port Harcourt with 4G/LTE launch

ntel, Nigeria’s most advanced 4G/LTE mobile network operator has formally announced the commencement of commercial operations in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. In a letter to Port Harcourt subscribers, Kamar Abass, CEO of ntel, wrote “I am delighted to ... ( read original story ...)