BAKTI to complete construction of 630 towers in 2024

17 July 2024

Indonesia's Telecommunications and Information Accessibility Agency (BAKTI) plans to complete construction of 630 base station towers in ‘unforeseeable areas’ by the end of this year, despite ongoing challenges of accessibility and security.

These ‘unforeseeable areas’ are in inhospitable geographical conditions as well as low levels of security, which pose serious challenges for infrastructure provider partners to install network equipment.

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Bharti Airtel expands Airtel Wi-Fi to 1,200 cities

16 July 2024

Bharti Airtel has welcomed users to join Airtel Wi-Fi, stating that it has worked to expand its availability to over 1,200 cities across India.

"While Airtel Wi-Fi has historically had limited availability, Airtel has worked to solve this problem, and now we have high-speed Wi-Fi available in over 1,200 cities. This means that those who were previously unable to access high-speed internet will now be able to do so," said Bharti Airtel's managing director and CEO, Gopal Vittal.

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Fleet Space Technologies supports Pakistan mining project

15 July 2024

Satellite networks, AI and 3D mapping are coming together to benefit gold and copper producer Barrick Gold’s copper exploration at its Reko Diq project in Pakistan.

Fleet Space Technologies, an Australian space exploration company, has announced the deployment of its end-to-end mineral exploration solution, ExoSphere, to Reko Diq.

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Vietnam to switch off 2G in 2026

12 July 2024

Vietnam's Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has announced plans to completely turn off 2G services in the country by September 2026.

The MIC has laid out a roadmap, with a full shutdown of 2G services on land scheduled for 16 September 2024. However, 2G services will still be available in the Trường Sa (Spratly) and Hoàng Sa (Paracel) archipelagos until 15 September 2026.

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