North Korea has sent a stern request to foreign embassies, asking them to stop using WiFi and satellite internet services within their walls.
NKNews.org reports that the hermit kingdom’s State Radio Regulatory Department has written to diplomatic missions to remind them that licences are required to operate radio equipment. Embassies therefore need to switch off satellite connections to the internet and internal WiFi kit until they conduct “a consultation” with the Department in order to obtain permission to run a hotspot or three.
SES Broadband Services is to partner with content platform developer Kiora on a content distribution and connectivity platform in Sub-Saharan Africa. This platform is to enable a very cost effective delivery of content and Internet access through a network of Wi-Fi Content Hotspots planned to be located at retail outlets and in public spaces.
The solution combines Kiora’s end-to-end service platform for the delivery of media content via Wi-Fi Content Hotspots and the SES Broadband satellite network, used for Point-to-Multipoint backhauling and end-to-end managed Internet access.
India may soon allow tourists to use satellite phones in the Himalayas and hopes to finalize a policy by the end of this month, said two people familiar with the development. The proposal is to allow the use of the phones in six regions, including Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Darjeeling (West Bengal).
A satellite-based communication system can connect remote and inaccessible areas without any ground infrastructure, but some countries such as India restrict the use of satellite phones due to security reasons since calls made over these phones use encryption and bypass the telecom network, which makes them hard to intercept.