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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DoT calls for quantum communications R&D

10 July 2024

India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has called on the telecoms sector to submit proposals for an R&D programme to accelerate quantum communications networks.

The DoT plans to establish Quantum Standardization and Testing Labs that will serve as innovation hubs for quantum technology developers, test equipment manufacturers, and academic researchers. The DoT has invited operators to submit applications to participate in these labs.

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The continuing importance of digital Land Mobile Radio technology

05 July 2024

Sandra Wendelken, market insights manager, Tait Communications

While 5G technology grabs headlines around the globe and in Asia for its many extraordinary wireless advancements, land mobile radio (LMR) technology deployments continue to grow at a steady rate and provide mission-critical voice communications for enterprises and public sector agencies. Even with the continued growth of LMR, the importance of broadband technology for critical communications solutions cannot be overstated. Both broadband and LMR technologies have their place in our industry.

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NTNs – a puff of hot air?

05 July 2024

NTNs are being embraced by the wireless community as a way of provisioning reliable, universal connectivity…

Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN) are gaining traction globally. The southeast Asian region, however, is experiencing significant developments and is adopting such technologies to enhance connectivity and address the challenges posed by its diverse geography.

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