India orbits three satellites in first space launch since failure

07 April 2022

An Indian radar satellite and two rideshare payloads rode a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle into orbit, which saw India return its space program to flight after the failure of a different type of rocket in August 201

The mission lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center, located about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Chennai on India’s east coast, at 7:29 p.m. EST Sunday (0029 GMT Monday).

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Heli-SGI selects Skytrac for its helicopters

07 April 2022

Indonesian company Heli-SGI, which provides aviation services to the mining, tourism and VIP sectors, has selected Skytrac Systems to provide Iridium Satcom terminals to enable mission-critical capabilities onboard their Bell 212 and Bell 412 helicopters.

Operating in terrain with active volcanoes, jungle landscape and rugged mountains, Heli-SGI said it needed reliable satcom connectivity. It chose satellite transceiver, the ISAT-200A, for a cost-effective and powerful Satcom and onboard server solution. The multifunctional system will enable Heli-SGI with real-time two-way voice and text communications to connect air and ground assets, even under challenging weather conditions, with 99.9% uptime reliability, it said.

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TM deploys IP CORE network of the NGN

06 April 2022

Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), the largest wireline operator in the country, has partnered with China’s ZTE Corporation to deploy the service provisioning of its IP CORE network of the NGN (Next-Generation Network).

TM NGN is the first backbone transport network to deliver high-speed mobile services in Malaysia, including home broadband, voice, enterprise private line, network leasing, CDN, and wireless (4G/5G) backhaul.

A press release distributed by ZTE said, with rapid development and commercial use of 5G worldwide, Malaysia started large-scale transport network construction in 2021.

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Reliance Jio to land cable in Maldives

06 April 2022

India’s largest mobile operator Reliance Jio said it would land multi-terabit India-Asia-Xpress (IAX) undersea cable system in Hulhumalé, Maldives.

The high capacity and high-speed IAX system will connect the reclaimed island directly with world’s major Internet hubs in India and Singapore.

 

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