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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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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Nepal: unlocking financial inclusion

04 July 2024

Som Sueh Li, director, sales, enterprise & cloud, Asia, SES

Home to the Mount Everest, the world’s highest altitude above sea level, Nepal offers a wide array of extreme sport activities and culinary options to tourists flocking every year to the country; but when it comes to internet availability, the country is still striving for reaching sky-high performance, particularly in rural areas.

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The Konektadong Pinoy Act: a potentially giant leap for satellite and last-mile connectivity in the Philippines

03 July 2024

Carlo Agdamag, manager, Access Partnership

Carlo Agdamag, manager, Access Partnership

The Philippines is making significant strides toward modernising its outdated telecommunications regulatory framework through the proposed enactment of the Konektadong Pinoy Act. In line with the country’s digital transformation drive, the bill has been designated as a legislative priority. Having already passed the House of Representatives, it is now pending deliberations in the Senate.

The Act’s main focus is on overhauling the country’s data transmission sector by improving infrastructure and enhancing market competition. Its enactment is expected to address critical issues of affordability, speed, and accessibility. Ultimately, this will foster a more inclusive digital environment, bringing the Philippines’ internet connectivity on par with its ASEAN peers.

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