Telikom PNG and Santos partner for network expansion

09 April 2024

Energy company Santos is to partner with Telikom PNG in developing ‘an evolving telecommunications landscape’ through a ten-year partnership.

A co-location agreement was signed between Telikom PNG CEO, Amos Tepi, and Santos Country Chair PNG, Leon Buskens last week in Port Moresby. This will enable Telikom to expand its network into Santos’s upstream field sites by leveraging Santos’s existing telecommunications fibre and tower infrastructure.

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Accelerating the digital transformation of APAC through satellite connectivity

08 April 2024

Satellite technology is not strictly a new communications tool. Major Asian nations have long used satellite solutions to deliver traditional telecoms and broadcasting services, albeit on a narrow scale. However, recent leaps in innovation have enabled new use cases that could bring the benefits of satellites to a wider population.

Increased reliance on satellite technology can improve the state of connectivity in the region. The latest data from the International Telecommunications Union shows that a third of the Asia Pacific population remains offline, highlighting how substantial this effect could be. The divide is even greater between urban and rural areas, with only half of the latter’s population currently able to access the internet. The rollout of new-generation satellite systems is expected to help address this, given their adaptability and cost-effectiveness. As an Asian Development Bank study points out, the boom of low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellations has tremendous potential to positively impact developing countries in the region as high-speed and high-quality internet connectivity becomes a reality.

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TETRA, a resilient force shaping critical communication in Asia

08 April 2024

TCCA’s TETRA Industry Group, chaired by TCCA Board member
Francesco Pasquali

TCCA’s TETRA Industry Group, chaired by TCCA Board member
Francesco Pasquali

TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio) stands as the unwavering technology of choice for critical communication. With a rich history marked by unparalleled reliability and adaptability, TETRA has not only become known for its excellence but has also evolved into a cornerstone supporting the region’s private radio networks.

It is a testament to TETRA’s continuous commitment to delivering innovative solutions that anticipate and address the needs of a variety of industries which has solidified its enduring dominance.

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AIS advances mobile emergency alert system

08 April 2024

AIS is advancing the creation of an emergency alert system through mobile phones using the Cell Broadcast Service.

AIS aims to enhance the safety of the general public and tourists, particularly in the aftermath of violent incidents, shootings, and various natural disasters. NBTC and AIS jointly announced the success of developing an alert system using the Cell Broadcast Service. NBTC has collaborated with various agencies to develop a location-specific emergency alert system with support from the Universal Service Obligation (USO) and Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund.

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