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Laos Telecommunications

Laos is a small country in Asia (population of under 6 million), is playing the catch-up game in terms of telecoms technology. The telecommunications market in Laos is fairly undeveloped as the country has one of the lowest telecom penetration rates in Asia - just 5% for fixed and mobile telephones combined. The mobile telecommunications sector is actually bigger than fixed as it accounts for over 65% of subscribers. The take-up figures are healthier in the capital Vientiane since businesses demand fast and efficient telecommunications systems for voice communication and data - here the penetration rate is around 25%.

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Laos 2015 satellite launch 'on track'

Google News - Tue, 2014-04-01 14:17
Laos expects to launch its first satellite before December of next year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the communist regime on Dec 2, a Post and Telecommunication Ministry official said Tuesday. Lao Sat 1 is planned for the launch before Dec 2 ... catched