DoT cautions MNOs against subsea cable system applications

02 February 2023

DoT cautions MNOs against subsea cable system applications

DoT cautions MNOs against subsea cable system applications

 India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has cautioned several operators for applying for authorisation to land submarine cable systems in which they hold no stakes.

According to local media, Jio, Bharti Airtel, and Sify Technologies are all seeking permission to land international cables. Under Indian law, this means that they – or a member of the associated cable’s consortium – need a valid international long distance (ILD) licence provided by the DoT.

“ILD licensees … while applying for security clearances on behalf of any entity for laying/maintaining the submarine cables, shall make sure that they have significant stake in such entities on behalf of whom they are applying for security clearances,” said the DoT in a statement.

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IOH nears network integration completion

01 February 2023

IOH nears network integration completion

IOH nears network integration completion

Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (IOH) is nearing complete nationwide network integration to boost coverage and customer experience.

IOH has so far completed network integration in Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, and Bekasi (Jabodetabek). Through the integration customers in those areas can experience better indoor coverage by 20%, and data speeds up by 27%, all resulting in a 21% surge in traffic. Other cities across Indonesia will see network integration by the end of the first quarter of 2023.

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DoT to study impact of 5G on airports

31 January 2023

DoT to study impact of 5G on airports

DoT to study impact of 5G on airports

India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) plans to decide whether to lift a ban on 5G around airports once it has carried out a detailed study.

Late last year DoT instructed operators to disable 5G base stations in the mid-band (3.3-3.6GHz) within 2km from both ends of the runway and almost 1km from the centre line of the runway.

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), wrote to DoT in December 2022 to suggest allowing 5G base stations to be turned back on, pointing out that aircraft altimeter systems run on C-band airwaves from 4.2GHz and above, and not the 3.30-3.67GHz spectrum that is being used for 5G services in India, so interference should not be an issue.

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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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