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Indra , a leading technological engineering company in the aerospace and defence sectors , and Centum Electronics have signed a collaboration agreement to submit a joint proposal to the Indian Space Research Organisation ( ISRO ) to manufacture a space object observation and tracking radar that will protect the country ’ s spatial assets .
The agreement reached by the two companies to combine their capabilities is in keeping with the Indian government ’ s ‘ Make India ’ strategy to support the formation of strategic partnerships with leading companies .
Transatel , a subsidiary of NTT , has announced that its worldwide B2C connectivity service , Ubigi , has been chosen by BMW Japan to be included in its new BMW 7 Series . This agreement is part of the partnership between NTT Communications Corporation and BMW Japan . Ubigi SIM cards will be pre-installed in the car , allowing passengers to enjoy a rear-seat infotainment experience with the 31-inch 8K BMW Theatre Screen , including movies , music and gaming onboard . New BMW 7 Series owners in Japan will also be offered 200 GB pre-loaded Ubigi data for free for six months when purchasing the vehicle to activate in-car Wi-Fi and connect to video streaming services .
“ We ’ re very proud to be able to work with Centum to provide the Indian Space Research Organization with the essential capabilities to ensure the safety of any launch or mission ,” said Jaime Temes , International Commercial Director for Defence at Indra . “ We ’ re one of the few companies in the world with the proven ability to supply these kinds of radars , which offer the power and accuracy required to detect small objects thousands of kilometers from Earth .”


Addvalue , a Singapore-based satellite communications company and provider of Industrial IoT solutions , has announced it has joined Inmarsat ’ s ELEVATE programme .
ELEVATE is a development programme , ecosystem and marketplace for providers of software , hardware and solutions , and original equipment manufacturers ( OEMs ) in commercial land markets . As a member of ELEVATE , Addvalue will expand its base of Industrial IoT customers and provide even more reliable end-to-end solutions .
Under the agreement , Inmarsat ’ s global L-band network ELERA – a leading satellite network for the Internet of Things ( IoT ) – will be integrated into Addvalue ’ s solutions . This will enhance Addvalue ’ s ability to respond to its customers ’ needs wherever they are in the world .


Yanmar S . P , a leader in agricultural machinery in Thailand , and Yanmar Agribusiness Corporation , have joined in a project to adopt high-precision positioning technology for agricultural machinery in Thailand . This pilot project is aimed at boosting productivity and solving labor shortages in the agricultural sector . The project , supported by Japan International Cooperation Agency ( JICA ) and Thailand-Japan Cooperation Committee , included a demonstration of the operation of autonomous agricultural machinery equipped with GNSS technology at Tha Maprang , Kaeng Khoi District in Sara Buri Province . The project was implemented in line with the Thailand 4.0 economic model , a longterm economic strategic plan focusing on promoting the country ’ s agricultural industry with the aim of increasing productivity and implementing cost reduction efficiencies for Thai farmers through the adoption of high-precision agricultural technology .
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