World Mobile and SoftBank signal new phase for airborne base stations

World Mobile and SoftBank signal new phase for airborne base stations

Is the high-altitude platform station (HAPS) concept still viable despite the failure of Loon? Possibly. World Mobile, a blockchain-based mobile connectivity company targeting unconnected regions, has announced plans for the launching of a hybrid mobile network in Zanzibar that uses balloons. It's not exactly HAPS, however; the airborne component will involve low-altitude platform balloons.

Indian regulator asks for comments on 5G spectrum plans

Indian regulator asks for comments on 5G spectrum plans

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has released a consultation paper entitled “Auction of spectrum in the frequencies identified for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) / 5G”. This apparently comes in response to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) request on 13 September to TRAI to provide recommendations on the subject.

Malaysia’s edotco boosts tower aspirations with major acquisition

Malaysia’s edotco boosts tower aspirations with major acquisition

Leading Asian regional integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company edotco Group has announced a major acquisition that, it says, strengthens its aspiration to be a top five towerco in the world and cements its home market leadership position as the largest independent tower company in Malaysia, where it is headquartered.

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