MEASAT and Parcel365 to collaborate on Digital Village365

27 January 2023

MEASAT and Parcel365 to collaborate on Digital Village365

MEASAT and Parcel365 to collaborate on Digital Village365

MEASAT has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Parcel365 Sdn Bhd and M2B Services Sdn Bhd to collaborate on the Digital Village365 initiative that aims to uplift rural communities and stimulate digital economic activities for B40 communities.

In the Digital Village365 initiative, Parcel365 will offer logistics and eCommerce platform services as well as training sessions at suitable CONNECTme NOW locations identified by MEASAT. Through Parcel365’s app-based smart locker pick-up and drop-off services, rural residents can overcome the challenges of lacking a proper address for pick-up and delivery in remote villages, while its sister platform Shopla365 offers eCommerce platform support and business solutions, as well as training to help villages optimise their digital economy potential. These services will be facilitated through MEASAT’s CONNECTme NOW WiFi hotspots, powered by its high-speed satellite broadband service, to enable digital applications including transactions, communications, training, and other relevant use cases.

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Now Telecom picks Bell Labs Consulting for 5G digital infrastructure development

27 January 2023

Now Telecom picks Bell Labs Consulting

Now Telecom picks Bell Labs Consulting

Now Telecom has chosen Nokia’s R&D arm Bell Labs Consulting to assist in developing its digital infrastructure, part of a wider goal to accelerate 5G rollout in the Philippines.

Bell Labs Consulting will create a nationwide standalone (SA) 5G network design and proof-of-concept for Now Telecom, along with planning for a fixed wireless access broadband service. Bell Labs Consulting will also implement a pilot 5G network at multiple sites in Manila.

Consulting work is scheduled to begin in February and the proof-of-concept in July.

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Vodafone Idea targets rural subscribers

26 January 2023

Vodafone Idea targets rural subscribers

Vodafone Idea targets rural subscribers

Vodafone Idea has opened 1,100 shops in 18 states in India over the past three months as part of its strategy to better engage with a growing rural population by presenting a united customer proposition and positioning support services closer to subscribers.

COO Abhijit Kishore said that research showed a large segment of customers prefer face-to-face service: “To enable the rural population to be part of the digital revolution, we have taken a renewed approach to our rural retail strategy,” which will help Vodafone Idea to “get closer to our customers, providing them convenience and simplicity” when accessing its services and staff.

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Chennai airport to gain TETRA comms

25 January 2023

Chennai airport is shortly expected to introduce Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) to offer secure wireless communication in the terminals and airside operational areas.

The upgrade will enhance operational efficiency by providing a secure and reliable radio link for airline operators, airport staff and the control tower.

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