Telecom Asia — Ooredoo Maldives has selected Alepo to provide a fixed broadband charging and customer care solution for its nationwide fixed broadband network. The introduction of fixed broadband services — realized by a new fiber optic submarine cable — is expected to strengthen Ooredoo Maldives’ positioning as the most advanced fixed mobile service provider in the SAARC region.
Enterprise Innovation — Ooredoo Maldives has partnered with Huawei Marine for a $25-million project to deploy a nationwide fiber optic submarine cable, which will support the Maldive’s broadband policy of making the country the most advanced country in ICT across the SAARC region. The nationwide submarine cable, which utilizes Huawei Marine’s 100G Technology, stretches across 1,200 kilometers and is expected to bring about key enhancements to the quality of Internet connectivity that can be provided across the country.
Haveeru — Telecom giant Ooredoo Maldives launched a joint project of USD 25 million with China’s Huawei Marine Networks late Tuesday to digitally connect the whole Maldives via fibre optic submarine communication cables. The project, which aims to significantly enhance the quality of the Maldives’ internet connection, was officially launched by home minister Umar Naseer at a ceremony held in Hotel Jen.
Enterprise Innovation — Ooredoo recently launched its smart city initiative in the Maldives, committing to connect the nation with smart solutions aimed at enriching the lives of the population. To kick start the initiative, Ooredoo announced the introduction of its Wi-Fi Hangout Areas across prime spots in the capital city including hospitals, ferry terminals, youth center and cafés.
Indonesia, Pakistan, Vietnam, the Maldives and Nepal are partnering with the World Bank to map out their most-promising locations for solar, wind, biomass and other renewable energy resources. The US$22.5m, five year project installs measuring stations and uses geographical information systems (GIS) to plot the solar and wind potential of regions. Pakistan is the most developed in this process, having commissioned a measuring station that was installed in Punjab province at the end of October.