29 September 2023
Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world, with a land mass comparable to Europe. As such, capex intensity is high compared to other parts of the world. However, you must invest to grow the market. For telcos, it’s about being in the right place at the right time; and right now, there is a huge potential for growth in the country. Back in 2020, COVID-19 brought with it a silver lining; remote working, healthcare and education highlighted the importance of telecommunications. It’s up to us how we build on this opportunity.Read the full article
19 June 2023
Rapid response in the wake of a disaster is the difference between life and death. Mission-critical communications underpins effective search and rescue response, says Winter Leng, ICT specialist and senior technical manager, Hytera
Southern Asia is prone to natural disasters which have caused overwhelming devastation in recent years. The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, 2010 Pakistan and 2018 Kerala floods, 2015 Nepal earthquake, and recent Turkey earthquake are examples of these catastrophic events that have resulted in significant loss of life and extensive damage to infrastructure.Read the full article
16 June 2023
There’s no doubt that businesses understand the importance of digital transformation; adopting new technologies and digital tools to enhance productivity and increase both customer and employee satisfaction. For many businesses, IoT has been crucial for survival, helping to manage assets and business operations, develop new products and services or improve efficiency in the supply chain.
IoT solutions are flexible enough to meet the needs of a range of different sectors so no matter what industry you’re in, it has the power to transform your business. The great thing about IoT is that it can be integrated in many ways and continues to evolve alongside other technology solutions to fulfil customer demands. At the core of a cellular IoT solution is the SIM card, and like any other technology, SIM cards have developed to meet customer needs and use cases in both consumer and IoT markets.Read the full article
16 June 2023
According to Rethink Technology Research, fixed wireless access (FWA) will be a major source of new revenue for operators globally over the next seven years - but with sharp regional variations. APAC will drive substantial FWA subscriber growth, while populous APAC countries led by China and India will roar ahead in subscriber numbers.
This dichotomy between revenues and subscribers reflects stark differences in monthly ARPU generated by FWA, as for broadband services generally, ranging from $7 for APAC to $2 in India. Such low ARPUs pose a challenge to operators by themselves and mean that fibre can only penetrate deep into rural areas with the help of government incentives. Low ARPUs can also make FWA an attractive proposition for operators as an additional revenue source, with opportunities for follow up added value services such as video and cloud gaming.Read the full article