Malaysia hails national connectivity gains
Malaysia’s government highlighted significant gains in connectivity since implementing a National Digital Infrastructure Plan (Jendela) in September 2020, with mobile broadband speeds increasing and LTE coverage expanding.
ITU calls for rural coverage action
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Secretary-General Houlin Zhao (pictured) pointed to connectivity gaps in rural areas as one of the most pressing global issues in the wake of Covid-19 (coronavirus), calling for accelerated network infrastructure deployments to address the problem.
South Africa regulator takes on competition concerns
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) opened a consultation seeking views on how to boost competition in the nation’s mobile market, after a review pointed to barriers involving broadband services.
FCC probes coverage reporting violations
US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai announced the agency will investigate whether operators in the country submitted incorrect coverage data as part of a $4. 53 billion federal funding programme meant to help bring LTE to underserved areas.
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