Singtel partners with Micron to deploy 5G mmWave

14 July 2022

Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) has been selected by semiconductor manufacturer Micron Technology to deploy its 5G millimetre wave solutions with localised edge core at the US firm’s 3D NAND flash memory plant in Singapore.

The solutions will be deployed at Micron’s cleanroom to support the development of a variety of digitally enabled applications including automated visual inspections of individual chips and augmented reality (AR) for operations and maintenance.

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Cisco to acquire Airtel-Vodafone Idea’s Wi-Fi JV

07 July 2022

Cisco Systems is in advanced talks to buy out Airtel-Vodafone Idea’s Wi-Fi JV, Firefly Networks, for an undisclosed fee, according to reports in India.

It is understood a team of exeutives from the US recently visited India to all but close the deal.

Firefly Networks launched in 2014, but neither invested has been fully committed.Reports also suggest Cisco is likely to retain the existing management of FireFly Networks, which is headed up by chief executive officer Raj Sethia, a former Vodafone executive.

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Heli-SGI selects Skytrac for its helicopters

07 April 2022

Indonesian company Heli-SGI, which provides aviation services to the mining, tourism and VIP sectors, has selected Skytrac Systems to provide Iridium Satcom terminals to enable mission-critical capabilities onboard their Bell 212 and Bell 412 helicopters.

Operating in terrain with active volcanoes, jungle landscape and rugged mountains, Heli-SGI said it needed reliable satcom connectivity. It chose satellite transceiver, the ISAT-200A, for a cost-effective and powerful Satcom and onboard server solution. The multifunctional system will enable Heli-SGI with real-time two-way voice and text communications to connect air and ground assets, even under challenging weather conditions, with 99.9% uptime reliability, it said.

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Telecom Egypt and GRID Telecom sign a strategic MoU to connect Egypt and Greece

14 February 2022

Cairo, 14 February 2022: Telecom Egypt, Egypt’s first integrated telecom operator and one of the largest subsea cables operators in the region, and GRID Telecom, subsidiary of the Independent Power Transmission Operator (IPTO) in Greece, signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to connect Greece and Egypt using submarine cable infrastructure.

The MoU was signed at IPTO’s headquarters in Athens by the Managing Director and CEO of Telecom Egypt, Mr. Adel Hamed and the Chairman and CEO of IPTO, Mr. Manos Manousakis. Present during the signing ceremony were Egypt’s Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology, Dr. Amr Talaat, Greece’s Minister of Digital Governance, Mr. Kyriakos Pierrakakis, and the Chargé d' Affaires of the Embassy of Egypt in Athens, Mr. Mohamed Elghazawy.

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