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Posts Tagged ‘fibre network’

  • Liquid Telecom is the first operator to build a satellite hub at Teraco’s vendor-neutral earth station in South Africa. (Image source: File)

    Liquid Telecom expands African satellite footprint

    March 3, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Liquid Telecom expands African satellite footprint

    As part of a multi-million dollar (US) investment in its satellite business, Liquid Telecom is the first operator to build a satellite hub at Teraco’s vendor-neutral earth station in South Africa. This hub enables Liquid Telecom to route African traffic...

  • Liquid Telecom’s KDN extends fibre network to Tanzania

    April 24, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Liquid Telecom’s KDN extends fibre network to Tanzania

    Kenya Data Networks (KDN) has announced that it has extended its fibre network into Tanzania and will be the first operator to connect the East African capitals of Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Kampala and Kigali on a single fibre network. The new 120km fibre link...

  • MTN Uganda commissions fibre network

    February 12, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MTN Uganda commissions fibre network

    MTN Uganda officially commissioned its fibre network at Katuna Border in Kabale district on Friday, 08 February 2013. The event, held at the Katuna border post, was attended by the Minister of ICT, Honourable Ruhakana Rugunda, the Executive Director of UCC...

  • Liquid Telecom focuses on fibre for Zimbabwe

    October 15, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Liquid Telecom focuses on fibre for Zimbabwe

    Liquid Telecom has announced two initiatives that the company believes will improve broadband services in Zimbabwe:  the country’s first direct fibre connection to the West African Cable System (WACS) and the rollout of an urban fibre network in Harare....

  • AccessKenya pushes fibre network to north coast

    October 12, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on AccessKenya pushes fibre network to north coast

    Kenya’s ISP group AccessKenya has announced that it will continue to push its metropolitan fibre optic network towards the country’s north coast as it expands across the East African country. According to the company, the new expansion will deliver...

  • Fibre network goes live in Zambia

    November 11, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Fibre network goes live in Zambia

    CEC Liquid Telecom has announced that phase one of its countrywide fibre network in Zambia is now live and providing much-needed broadband connectivity to mobile operators, ISPs, banks and other corporations. Phase one is a fibre link between the capital city...

  • Vodafone Egypt revenue growth stagnates

    September 15, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodafone Egypt revenue growth stagnates

    Vodafone Egypt has ruled out possible revenue growth for the remainder of the year, despite strong new customer acquisitions, the company’s CEO Hatem Dweidar announced this week. Vodafone Egypt initially reported a subscriber base of 34 million at the end...

  • Neotel rolls out high performance networks

    September 16, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on Neotel rolls out high performance networks

    SOUTH Africa’s first converged communications network operator, Neotel, has embarked on deployment of its new, high capacity and high performance fibre optic and wireless networks aimed at improving the country’s communication system, an official...

  • MTN Business builds national fibre network

    April 29, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    Following positive feedback after the launch of its metro network in Sandton, MTN Business is already building a national fibre network to support growing demand from the business sector. “Our network uptime has been 99% and is coupled with consistent...

  • Internet usage in SA to grow by 15% in 2010

    January 14, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (2)

    South African Internet users exceeded the five million mark for the first time, accounting now for 10% of Internet penetration in the country, says a study conducted by World Wide Worx and jointly sponsored by Cisco...

  • SEACOM broadband on show in Johannesburg

    October 14, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    SEACOM, Cisco Systems, Dimension Data, Microsoft and Neotel today launched a week long public exhibition at the Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton, Johannesburg, to showcase some of the many possibilities unleashed by the newly available bandwidth on the...

  • Ghana invests in ICT infrastructure

    March 10, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Ghana invests in ICT infrastructure

    In an attempt to connect Ghana’s ICT infrastructure to its neighboring countries, the country’s government plans to make a major investment into its National Communication Backbone...