Bharti Airtel on 29 August 2013 together with SoftBank Mobile successfully conducted field trials of a technology which provides cost-efficient 3G phone services using a communications satellite as a transmission line. The field trial was conducted in Kenya.
This technology is vital for the development of mobile phone networks in rural areas in Africa and other areas where commercialisation of such operations is tough.
The field trial in Kenya by Bharti Airtel and SoftBank Mobile confirmed technologies and methods for providing communication services using a communications satellite in rural areas at a low cost.
Who: Bharti Airtel
When: 29 August 2013