Climate Toolkits: ICT

The ICT toolkit covers risk identification, climate considerations in project selection, and climate effects on project economics. The toolkit gradually develops project-specific considerations for further evaluation and understanding of advisory service needs. Consisting of five modules, it helps assess project alignment with climate policies, provides a simplified methodology for assessing greenhouse gas emissions, offers guidance on documenting climate risks and adaptation measures, estimates the impact of climate considerations on project costs and benefits, and suggests key performance indicators for climate objectives in ICT projects.

Building a brand identity

NT was established in January last year through the merger of CAT Telecom and TOT.

NT's assets comprise 25,000 telecom towers, nine routes of submarine cables, total spectrum of 600 megahertz of bandwidth on six spectrum ranges, 4,000 kilometres of cable conduits, 4 million fibre-optics cores and 13 data centres and international call services.

NT holds 20MHz of bandwidth on the 700MHz spectrum range secured through a 2020 auction by CAT Telecom, as well as 400MHz of bandwidth on the 26-gigahertz range held by TOT.

Southeast Asia's telcos to look to tower, tech deals as 5G rollout costs add up

Operators in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand may boost investment in services such as health tech, as well as in data centers and other physical infrastructure as distractions caused by major operator deals in all three countries fade away. The nations saw $30 billion in total merger announcements last year, led by a mega $15 billion deal in Malaysia, as telcos sought to pare price wars and boost scale for 5G network investments.

DTAC confirms AIS network sharing, CAT joint venture deals

DTAC also confirmed that it has reached an agreement with state-owned CAT Telecom to set up joint ventures (JVs) to manage shared telecoms towers and fibre-optic infrastructure. As reported by CommsUpdate yesterday, Tower JV Co and Fibre JV Co will both be 51% owned by DTAC and 49% by CAT, which issued DTAC’s original build-transfer-operate (BTO) 2G mobile operating concession running until 2018. A total of 15 ongoing arbitration disputes between CAT and DTAC (on issues including BTO network asset ownership) will reportedly be ended to facilitate the network sharing partnership.

Transforming Telecoms in Afghanistan: Expanding Affordable Access by Introducing Competition

Afghanistan has transformed its telecommunications from a fragmentedsystem serving few people to a modern one putting Afghans in touch with one another and with the global economy—all in just a few years. After the war in 2002 there were only 2 telephones for every 1,000 Afghans, and communicating between provinces was almost impossible, even for the government.