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World's Northernmost Settlement, Ny-Ålesund, Gets Mobile Coverage



Ny-Ålesund, a small community in Svalbard and the world's northernmost permanent civilian research station, has recently gained mobile network coverage, courtesy of Telenor. This development is pivotal for the remote settlement, enhancing safety, preparedness, and opportunities for research and environmental monitoring. The initiative, which took years of planning and consideration for local sensitivities, represents a significant technological advancement in one of the most isolated parts of the world. It also marks a cultural shift for the residents, who are now adapting to the introduction of mobile culture in their unique environment​​​​​​.


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