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    Airtel expands fibre optic network in Ghana

    May 4, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

    Airtel Ghana has completed the expansion of its fibre optic cables in Accra, Kumasi and Takoradi in a development, according to Airtel, poised to enable customers experience superior network capability. This includes including speeds of up to 42mbps on...

  • South African president Jacob Zuma on Thursday night delivered his annual State of the Nation address (Image Credit: World Economic Forum)

    Jacob Zuma lauds SA’s tech sector

    February 14, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Jacob Zuma lauds SA’s tech sector

    South African president Jacob Zuma on Thursday night delivered his annual State of the Nation address, and while he focused on a broad range of issues and shortcomings in South Africa, he did take time to highlight the strides made in SA’s...

  • Liquid Telecom is reported to have partnered with Ekinops in a fibre optic enhancement project. (Image source: File)

    Liquid Telecom partners with Ekinops on fibre expansion

    July 4, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Liquid Telecom partners with Ekinops on fibre expansion

    The Herald reports that Liquid Telecom has partnered with Ekinops, a supplier of next generation optical transport equipment, in connection with a new long-haul Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing network across South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.  ...

  • Fibre helps e-government connect rural Ghana

    October 3, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Fibre helps e-government connect rural Ghana

    Ghana’s push for e-government in the country’s rural areas will receive a boost after Alcatel-Lucent and NITA, with the Ghana ministry of communications, agreed to expand links between government offices in the country. The goal is to develop local IT...

  • TEAMS fiber optic repairs starting soon

    March 14, 2012 • Top StoriesComments (5)

    After nearly a month since the East African Marine System (TEAMS) fiber optic broadband cables were destroyed by a passing ship’s anchor in Mombasa, Kenya, repairs are due to start. The repairs, scheduled to take place next week, will take approximately...

  • Tanzania to boost its internet connectivity

    January 17, 2012 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    Tanzania will be boosting the access of the internet and lowering the cost of connectivity in the country when it plans to fork out over $189 million on laying the national fibre optic network. The project will be jointly financed by China and Tanzania, while...

  • Uganda: Phase 2 Fibre Optic roll-out finalized

    October 10, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda: Phase 2 Fibre Optic roll-out finalized

    Uganda, on Friday 7 October launched the second phase of it’s Internet backbone measuring 1,380 kilometers (855 miles), bringing the total length of fiber optics laid in the country so far to 1,548 km. According to Uganda’s online news service,...

  • LION2 undersea cable lands in Kenya

    September 9, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on LION2 undersea cable lands in Kenya

    Kenya will soon be hooked to its fourth undersea fibre-optic cable following the laying of the France Telecom-funded Lower Indian Ocean Network 2 (LION2), The Standard reported online. The ship laying the LION2 arrived in Mombasa, Kenya on 30 August 2011,...

  • 29 million Kenyans lack broadband access

    August 24, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 29 million Kenyans lack broadband access

    A study conducted by The Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) has revealed that more than 1 100 sub-locations in Kenya out of  7 149 lack access to voice telephony services. According to statistics released by the regulator, only 893 sub-locations in the...

  • Uganda’s Pay-TV to replace GTV

    July 18, 2011 • Top StoriesComments (4)

    Uganda’s GTV customers will have the chance to exchange their now-redundant decoders for newer versions as pay-TV is rolled out across the country. According to Mohamed Jeneby, MD of Wananchi Satellite Limited, Zuku TV will be changing its GTV decoders when...

  • Ericsson launches networked society vision

    June 11, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Ericsson launches networked society vision

    ERICSSON has launched its vision of a networked society in South Africa, an initiative that comprises of 50 billion global connections. These connections include mobile handsets, machines and other technology devices. The networked society is part of the...

  • East Africa gets fiber optic system investment

    May 31, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on East Africa gets fiber optic system investment

    East African nations are combining efforts in order to bolster the fiber optic infrastructure across the region. It is part of East Africa’s move to increase Internet use and connectivity in the area. According to ComputerWorld, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania,...

  • Zim shifts to fibre optic telecoms

    May 10, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Zim shifts to fibre optic telecoms

    Zimbabwe is increasingly shifting from the expensive and slow satellite Internet data connection to fibre optic cable as the country seeks to bring both telecoms and internet connectivity to rural areas. Next week the government’s parastatal NetOne is...

  • GLO 1 Launches Services in Ghana

    April 8, 2011 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    Glo 1, a high capacity undersea fibre-optic cable, has today connected Ghana to West Africa and Europe. The 9,800km long submarine cable network, the first project of its kind to be executed entirely by a single organisation, berthed on the beaches of Osu,...

  • Rwanda to get new fibre optic network

    April 19, 2010 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    Rwanda’s telecom industry will get a boost with the country’s latest fibre optic network transmitting large bandwidth from capital Kigali to Gatuna border, through Uganda, Kenya and the East African coast...

  • Zain extends fibre network contract with Nokia Siemens networks

    July 21, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Zain extends fibre network contract with Nokia Siemens networks

    Lagos (IT News Africa) —Zain Nigeria has extended it’s contract with Nokia Siemens Networks to expand it’s 4000 km nationwide fiber backbone network as it looks to consolidate and grow its share of market in Nigeria. The operator said it has, following...