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Posts Tagged ‘fibre network’

  • Telkom successfully upgrades 96 per cent of prepaid fixed line customers.

    Telkom to discontinue fixed-line prepaid service

    August 1, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom to discontinue fixed-line prepaid service

    South African communication services provider, Telkom announced on Wednesday, 31 July 2019, that it has successfully upgraded over 96 per cent of its prepaid fixed-line customers to wireless prepaid service. This move is said to be in support of the...

  • Namibia company invests millions into network infrastructure

    Namibian company invests millions into network infrastructure

    July 31, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Namibian company invests millions into network infrastructure

    On Tuesday, 30 July 2019, Paratus Africa and Nampower announced plans to launch The GridOnline — this collaboration is set to commercialise Namibia’s national optic fibre network and provide access to its national Optical Ground Wire (OPGW). In 2018,...

  • Investing in fibre is key to enable the growth of Africa’s digital economy

    July 2, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Top StoriesComments Off on Investing in fibre is key to enable the growth of Africa’s digital economy

    At the end of June 2019, the International Telecoms Week facilitated a panel discussion session where members spoke about the importance of investing in fibre infrastructure within Africa, in order to facilitate the development and growth of the continent’s...

  • Mobile operators in Ghana report over 2,000 fibre cuts in 2019 alone

    Mobile operators in Ghana report over 2,000 fibre cuts in 2019 alone

    June 26, 2019 • Features, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Mobile operators in Ghana report over 2,000 fibre cuts in 2019 alone

    Ghana’s mobile industry has undergone more than 2,000 incidents related to fibre cuts in just the first half of 2019. Data released by the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications shows ‘2,000 incidents of fibre cuts and 600 incidents of theft at base stations...

  • Liquid Telecom expands availability of Microsoft Azure in Africa

    Liquid Telecom expands availability of Microsoft Azure in Africa

    March 14, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Liquid Telecom expands availability of Microsoft Azure in Africa

    Liquid Telecom and Microsoft Gold Partner announced the availability of Microsoft Azure across its pan-African network, approaching 70,000km and stretching via a direct terrestrial high-speed fibre link across the continent. Liquid Telecom brings...

  • MainOne, Facebook roll out open-access fibre network in Nigeria

    Frogfoot embarks on an aggressive FTTH expansion programme

    November 27, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Frogfoot embarks on an aggressive FTTH expansion programme

    Frogfoot Networks, a licensed open access fibre network provider and wholly-owned subsidiary of integrated ICT and connectivity provider Vox, extend plans to bring fibre to the home (FTTH) to an additional 14 000 homes in the Western Cape by April 2019....

  • The building BRICS of the future

    The building BRICS of the future

    August 17, 2018 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on The building BRICS of the future

    South Africa has the potential to leverage its large youth population, along with emerging technologies, to become a leader in both BRICS countries and even globally. The recent BRICS Business Council conference held in South Africa analysed the opportunities...

  • Google to provide free high speed Wifi in Nigeria

    Google to provide free high speed Wifi in Nigeria

    July 31, 2018 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Google to provide free high speed Wifi in Nigeria

    Google hosted its second Google for Nigeria event where the company made a number of big announcements aimed at helping people in Nigeria, and across Africa, benefit from the opportunities the web has to offer. In a bid to make the internet more easily...

  • Telecom Egypt, Liquid Telecom announce MoU on first fibre network from Cape to Cairo

    Liquid Telecom building fibre network from Cape Town to Cairo

    July 17, 2018 • East Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Liquid Telecom building fibre network from Cape Town to Cairo

    Telecom Egypt has signed a memorandum of understanding with Liquid Telecom to enable the pan-African group to complete Africa’s terrestrial fibre network stretching across the African continent, the companies announced. Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of...

  • Digital skills training critical for Africa's emerging workforce-Liquid Telecom study

    Liquid Telecom upgrades internet speed in East Africa

    September 6, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Liquid Telecom upgrades internet speed in East Africa

    Liquid Telecom has revealed that it has completed 100G upgrades to key routes on the East African fibre ring. Liquid telecom will provide 100G links to the cities of Kigali in Rwanda, Kampala, and Tororo in Uganda, and Nairobi and Mombasa in Kenya. Nic...

  • Driving customer choice with open access networks

    July 17, 2017 • GeneralComments Off on Driving customer choice with open access networks

    Creating competition in the buoyant Internet service provider (ISP) space plays a crucial role in driving customer choice. Consumers can go anywhere to get their home or business connected, but the costs are still very much dependent on whether their service...

  • 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...