Hispasat and Bansat partner for humanitarian effort

06 November 2019

The Atrato river is the third-largest river in Colombia

The Atrato river is the third-largest river in Colombia

Spanish satellite telecommunications operator Hispasat has partnered with Colombian counterpart Bansat to offer satellite connectivity for a humanitarian mission in Colombia.

Organised by the Colombian government, the expedition is transporting humanitarian material and personnel to towns located on the banks of the Atrato, the third-largest river in the South American nation.

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NY construction firm lands major Saudi contract

06 November 2019

A New York construction consultant has won a contract to provide project management consulting services for Riyadh-headquartered Saudi Telecom Company’s (STC) redesigned plan for its current King Abdul-Aziz Telecommunication Complex. 

Hill International will develop infrastructure, including roads, underground services networks, cables, landscape and hardscape, new buildings, plus the renovation and facelift of existing buildings as per the approved master plan design. 

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South Korea’s KT signs 5G deals with Europeans

06 November 2019

South Korean telecom firm KT has inked roaming agreements with Italy’s TIM, Switzerland’s Sunrise and Finland’s Elisa, which would allow its 5G subscribers to use the 5G networks provided by the three European players. 

KT already has existing agreements with operators in 185 countries for 3G and LTE roaming and is now planning to extend those contracts to 5G as soon as 5G services go live in those nations.

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Free 5G and public Wi-Fi at Beirut airport

06 November 2019

Lebanese telecom minister Mohammad Choucair in September launched 5G and public Wi-Fi services for all passengers at the capital Beirut’s Rafic-Hariri International Airport. 

The move is part of the Lebanese government’s project aimed at expanding Beirut’s airport to cater to an increasing number of passengers as the country heads into the next decade. 

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