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India’s Astrome Hopes To Start Launching HTS Satellites In 2019

Astrome, an Indian New Space satellite broadband company headquartered in Bengaluru (also known as Bangalore), is planning to launch 150 High-Throughput Satellites (HTS) starting in 2019 in order to bring high-speed broadband Internet to remote and rural areas on the Indian subcontinent and so bridge the Digital Divide in the world's most populous country.

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Satcom Innovator, Paradigm Supports RAF at the Top of the World

Earlier this month, the Royal Air Force (RAF) took part in the gruelling Himalayan Venture 18, the principal expedition of RAF100 –the celebration of the centenary of the formation of the Royal Air Force, the first independent Air Force in the world. Uniting 75 members of the wider RAF family, the pioneering expedition took teams to the Rolwaling and Khumbu regions of the Nepalese Himalayan range.

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India’s BSNL Partners With Japan’s Softbank And NTT Communications To Provide 5G And IoT Coverage

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), the Indian state-run telecommunications company, is partnering with Japan’s Softbank and NTT Communications to provide 5G networks and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity across India, including through Softbank’s OneWeb satellite constellation that is currently under construction.

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Philippines On Verge Of Creating National Space Agency After Key Legislation Introduced

The Philippines is on the verge of creating its own national space agency after a prominent Filipino politician sponsored legislation in the Senate plenary of Senate Bill 1983, or the “Act Establishing the Philippine Space Development and Utilization Policy and Creating the Philippine Space Agency, and for other Purposes,” earlier in September 2018.

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Thailand’s Mu Space To Create IoT Products For 5G Networks

Thai New Space company mu Space Corp is developing its first Internet of Things (IoT) product that will be powered by 5G networks, mu Space’s founder and chief executive – James Yenbamroong - revealed on 19 September 2018 at the Thailand Digital Big Bang. Yenbangroong told the audience that the company is now working on finalizing the IoT product’s design and functionality.

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