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Posts Tagged ‘Fibre Optic Cable’

  • Communities across the country are increasingly insisting on open access fibre optic cable installations which provide a neutral platform for ISPs to compete with each other to the benefit of tenants and residents.

    Open access fibre making progress in South Africa, says ISPA

    October 19, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Open access fibre making progress in South Africa, says ISPA

    Communities across the country are increasingly insisting on open access fibre optic cable installations which provide a neutral platform for ISPs to compete with each other to the benefit of tenants and residents. That’s the word from South Africa’s...

  • Airtel Nigeria flexes fibre muscle

    August 20, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Airtel Nigeria flexes fibre muscle

    Nigerian mobile service provider Airtel Nigeria announced over the weekend that that are planning to add another 2 000km to their fibre optic cable system. Currently the cable system is over 4 000km long, and services around 20 million subscribers in the...

  • Gateway renews Mozambique’s data licence

    October 5, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Gateway renews Mozambique’s data licence

    Gateway Communications, a supplier of pan-African telecommunications services, has renewed its 5 year data and wholesale licence in Mozambique. Gateway Communications’ Mozambican office first opened in 2001. Gateway Communications currently provides...

  • Zambia finally connects to undersea cable

    September 15, 2011 • Top StoriesComments (2)

    The landlocked southern African nation of Zambia has become the latest African country to connect to the high speed undersea cables which began to arrive on the African coast about a year ago. Zambia, which has no access to the sea, has had to wait patiently...

  • Kenya Data Network faces new court petition

    June 30, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    Kenya Data Network (KDN), a full service data communications carrier, is facing a new petition filed by its contractor, Soliton Telemec over a KSHS 378-million debt dispute. In early 2011, the high court of Kenya temporarily stopped Soliton Telemec, a...

  • Algerie Telecom to roll out fiber-optics in Tebessa

    February 2, 2011 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    Algeria’s Algerie Telecom plans to develop 228 kilometers of fiber-optic cables near Tebessa, a report said. According to el-Mujahid online, Algerie Telecom (AT) has announced plans to expand its already growing network of fiber-optics. The company said...

  • Nexans wins contract for Libya-Greece cable

    January 18, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    French company Nexans has been awarded a major contract to supply around 440 kilometers of fiber optic submarine cable for a project which will connect Libya with Greece. The high-profile communications link across the Mediterranean Sea is being constructed...

  • KDN employee acquitted of vandalism charges

    November 16, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on KDN employee acquitted of vandalism charges

    A Kenya Data Networks (KDN) employee accused by telecoms rival Telkom Kenya of vandalising Telkom Kenya’s fiber cables was acquitted of all charges by the High Court sitting in Eldoret. The employee who was accosted on October 7, 2009 by Telkom Kenya staff...

  • Top-flight speakers confirmed for Innovation Dinner

    October 13, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on Top-flight speakers confirmed for Innovation Dinner

    ICT leaders will convene in Johannesburg for the next Innovation Dinner on the 27th of October 2010, addressing the theme “Our Connected Future”. Keynote speakers will stimulate discussions surrounding the factors that hinder network deployment and...

  • Alcatel-lucent to extend WACS cable from Portugal to the UK

    August 27, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    Alcatel-Lucent will extend the West Africa Cable System (WACS) from Portugal to the UK to meet the increasing need for capacity driven by broadband services penetration. Spanning 2,000 km and operating at 40 gigabit per second (40G), this new section will...

  • Bharti Airtel to invest USD 10 million in Seychelles

    August 16, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Bharti Airtel to invest USD 10 million in Seychelles

    Bharti Airtel, today announced that it will invest USD 10 million in Seychelles. The move comes after the Board of Directors approved the acquisition of 100 % of the leading telecom operator in the country, Telecom Seychelles Limited, for an enterprise value...

  • Econet Zim secures US$60 million for network expansion

    August 11, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    ZIMBABWE’S leading cellular mobile company, Econet Wireless has secured a $60 million (about R444 million) loan from the Swedish export credit agency (EKN) to upgrade its network. Econet Wireless Zimbabwe’s chief executive officer, Douglas...

  • Eassy landing stations, fully operational

    July 14, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on Eassy landing stations, fully operational

    The Eassy fibre optic cable will be ready for launch by this weekend. Construction of the cable started in Maputo, Mozambique in December 2009, and its completion will make it the third fibre optic cable in Kenya, with Teams and Seacom cables having been...

  • Main One cable goes live

    July 5, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on Main One cable goes live

    Main One has launched its services commercially. The company’s 1,920 Gbps, 7000 kilometres long, submarine fibre optic cable system links West Africa to Europe. In a statement, Main One announced the completion and inauguration of the cable which has...

  • ACE signs agreement with Alcatel-Lucent for new African submarine cable

    June 9, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on ACE signs agreement with Alcatel-Lucent for new African submarine cable

    Alcatel-Lucent has signed a turnkey contract valued at over 500 million US dollars with Africa Coast to Europe (ACE), a newly formed consortium composed of 20 operators linking Cape Town in South Africa to Penmarch in France via a submarine cable network....

  • Kenya moves to develop digital content

    June 3, 2010 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    THE Kenya Information Communication Technology (ICT) Board has announced the launch of a Sh300 Million grant to promote the development of local digital content and software applications. The main purpose of this grant is to propel the emergent lucrative but...