Making money with the right partner

13 October 2022

MNOs can successfully monetise their A2P SMS routes by partnering with the right messaging solutions provider, writes Sizo Nkosi, regional operator partnership manager at Infobip

Optimal monetisation of business SMS traffic across their ecosystems has traditionally been a complex issue for many Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), yet, boosting revenue across this platform is becoming increasingly important.

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Mesh networks can unleash Southern Asia’s full potential

12 October 2022

Internet connectivity continues to grow in Southern Asia, with the highest Internet penetration in the Asia-Pacific region. The number of people using the Internet increased from just 31 percent in 2020 to 69 percent in 2021. Mobile broadband has improved in recent years in the region, but 1.1 billion people are still not using mobile Internet despite having access to mobile broadband coverage. With vast populations across Southern Asia, many industries operate across disparate, remote areas and suffer from typically poor, limited, or zero coverage by existing cellular 3G/4G services.

3G and 4G coverage addresses most of the population, with the shift to 5G coming to fruition in the years ahead. Southern Asia has seen tremendous growth in smartphone adoption, and despite data becoming more intrinsically more affordable, the cost of Internet-enabled devices has increased due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Preventing “Kessler”, preserving LEO

11 October 2022

Martin Jarrold, vice president international programme development, GVF

Martin Jarrold, vice president international programme development, GVF

In my previous column I included some perspectives on the imperatives of bringing environmental law to space. In recent contributions elsewhere I have considered the importance of various issues pertaining to the sustainability of human activity in space, issues that are part of a wider core dialogue concerning preserving the entirety of the terrestrial and non-terrestrial environment surrounding us.

As well as better-managing Earth’s finite natural resources, preventing yet more environmental degradation, and behaving to preserve the planet’s current climate equilibrium, we must protect Earth’s vital orbital resources. In brief, space must remain sustainable.

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The mission critical comms revolution

10 October 2022

Paul Ward, director, ETELM

Paul Ward, director, ETELM

Private 4G/5G communications offers an exciting opportunity for mission critical users – the move towards high-speed broadband services will enable new, advanced applications and offer significant operational improvements for users. However, there will still be a demand for traditional PMR technologies….so can the industry gain more than just the improvement in data services?

TETRA is still the most advanced digital trunked communications system for mission critical users today and sets the standard for voice and group communications but will never be able to offer the high-speed data services that are essential for today’s critical workers. As organisations look towards the next generation mobile communications, there is an opportunity to reflect on how different technologies can continue to be viable for users.

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