The original purpose of mobile networks was to provide voice coverage when users were away from their offices or homes. This has been well served by outdoor macro networks, which could largely be planned and deployed using established outdoor RF analysis and planning tools. But the shift to mobile data has increased indoor usage, driving up subscriber densities and demand for more capacity. Today this represents an estimated 80% of total mobile data consumption.

Read more: Demand for indoor/outdoor wireless drives global growth at Ranplan: New generation of RF planning...

Sparkle announces that its advanced connectivity solutions on SEA-ME-WE 5 are available between Palermo, Marseille, Djibouti and Singapore, and that Palermo Sicily Hub is one of the three innovative options of direct landing into open telehouses, together with Marseille and Singapore.

Read more: Sparkle supports SEA-ME-WE 5 recent launch with a full set of innovative connectivity and...

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, has donated new supplies of emergency telecommunication equipment to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) under the decade old Emergency Telecommunications support arrangement. This donation will strengthen the ITU’s capacity in natural disaster preparedness, search and rescue, and response through the use of state-of-the-art mobile satellite communication equipment.

Read more: Thuraya boosts ITU disaster preparedness and response efforts

The UAE-based satellite operator, Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), announced implementation of the latest version of the Hughes JUPITER System, developed by Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), the world’s leading provider of broadband satellite solutions and services. The system equipped with the new DVB-S2X air interface standard, will refresh and expand the services delivered over Yahsat’s Y1B Ka-band satellite.

Read more: YAHSAT ENHANCES SERVICES ON Y1B SATELLITE WITH HUGHES JUPITER SYSTEM

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