GSMA creates Africa and Asia digital inclusion fund

06 April 2020

Mobile industry group GSMA has launched the Innovation Fund for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion, designed to increase mobile internet adoption and usage among those who have coverage but are not using it in in Africa and Asia.

It is supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in Germany, the GSMA and its members. 

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Coast guard patrol boats rely on Rohde & Schwarz radios

17 January 2017

R&S says its M3SR Series4400 software defined radios are designed to provide continuous AM and FM transmission coverage at VHF and UHF frequencies.

R&S says its M3SR Series4400 software defined radios are designed to provide continuous AM and FM transmission coverage at VHF and UHF frequencies.

PHILIPPINES   The Philippine Coast Guard has enhanced the reconnaissance, pursuit and communications capabilities of its ten new Multi-Role Response Vessels (MRRV) with secure radio equipment from Rohde & Schwarz (R&S).

The first MRRVs arrived in the Philippines in August and are now equipped with R&S’s M3SR Series4400 and Series4100 software defined radios for secure voice and data communications.

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Iconic building adds Xirrus Wi-Fi network

15 January 2017

Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014, the Van Nelle Fabriek in Rotterdam is said to be an iconic example of Europe’s Modern Movement.

Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014, the Van Nelle Fabriek in Rotterdam is said to be an iconic example of Europe’s Modern Movement.

NETHERLANDS - The iconic Van Nelle Fabriek complex in Rotterdam has installed a Xirrus Wi-Fi network throughout its office spaces and public areas. 

Considered the main industrial monument in the Netherlands, the Van Nelle Fabriek was built between 1927 and 1930 for the production of tobacco, coffee and tea.

In 2014, it was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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ABS supports Indonesia’s first free-to-view TV service

02 January 2017

ABS and SMV’s aim is to deliver high quality entertainment and educational content that is affordable to all.

ABS and SMV’s aim is to deliver high quality entertainment and educational content that is affordable to all.

INDONESIA - ABS and licensed DTH broadcast services provider Sarana Media Vision (SMV) will launch Indonesia’s first free-to-view platform.

Called SMV FreeViewSat, the service will initially broadcast more than 60 television channels nationwide via ABS’ satellites.

It will be simultaneously available via 75cm Ku-band dishes from 75ºE on ABS-2 and ABS-2A, and via 1.6m C-band antennas from 159ºE on ABS-6.

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