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Posts Tagged ‘fibre’

  • MTN Ghana sues over fibre cuts

    May 5, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN Ghana sues over fibre cuts

    MTN Ghana has instituted legal action against two companies, Hisense Son Electronic Ltd and Zuleah Esifu for damage to its fibre cables. In a release issued in Accra, Cynthia Lumor, Corporate Services Executive, MTN Ghana disclosed that MTN Ghana had sued...

  • New 1,000 km undersea cable system links up Libya

    February 5, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on New 1,000 km undersea cable system links up Libya

    Alcatel-Lucent has signed a turnkey contract with the Libyan International Telecommunication Company (LITC) to build a new 1,000 km undersea cable system linking the country’s capital, Tripoli, to Benghazi, and providing the broadband connectivity needed in...

  • Market hungry for fibre technology

    October 28, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Market hungry for fibre technology

    ICT services provider MWEB Business claims it has experienced over 500 percent growth in its fibre installations in the past year – a clear indication that fibre is finally taking its place in the mainstream of connectivity technology the Company...

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    Fibre connectivity for UN Tourism Organisation

    August 6, 2013 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Fibre connectivity for UN Tourism Organisation

    The Liquid Telecom Group today announced that it has been appointed the official connectivity provider for the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly.  The Assembly – which promotes responsible and sustainable tourism – is...

  • Dark Fibre Africa invests R72-million in Eastern Cape infrastructure

    May 30, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) is currently deploying a fibre infrastructure to the value of R72-million within South Africa’s Eastern Cape region. More than 100 kilometres of fibre is being laid in the region that includes Mthata and East London. DFA has evolved...

  • Beaming with hope – satellite industry gaining traction in Africa

    May 24, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Beaming with hope – satellite industry gaining traction in Africa

    Satellite technology, it seems, is thriving on the continent and is gaining popularity as a credible, cost-effective means of connectivity in Africa. This is one of the key messages to emerge from SATCOM Africa 2012. The satellite communication conference and...

  • Starcomms inks deal with SkyVision

    July 7, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Starcomms inks deal with SkyVision

    Starcomms Nigeria, a broadband provider, has contracted SkyVision Global Networks Limited to provide its broadband fibre connectivity solutions in the country. The solution will aid Starcomms’ connectivity based on its point-of-presence located in Lagos and...

  • SEACOM exec calls for proper fibre policy

    March 24, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on SEACOM exec calls for proper fibre policy

    SEACOM’s East Africa Head Julius Opio feels that Internet prices in Kenya could be significantly reduced if fibre connections are properly regulated. The large amounts of private capital which company’s are spending on connectivity problems could then...

  • New entrant on Kenya’s fibre cable market

    April 13, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on New entrant on Kenya’s fibre cable market

    The latest entrant on the Kenyan cable market, Honest Kenya, offers copper and fibre optic cables at 20% less than the average market prices, a move that might instill a price war in the market...

  • Prosound implements fibre backbone for SA stadiums

    February 26, 2010 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    Audio and lighting company, TDC Prosoud, has implemented digital redundant fibre link networks to finalize the stadium sound infrastructure required for the FIFA 2010 World Cup, including upgrades from analogue systems to fully digital networks for the...

  • Etisalat signs deal with Alcatel-Lucent

    January 13, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on Etisalat signs deal with Alcatel-Lucent

    The Emirates’ telecommunication service provider, Etisalat signed a multi-million Euro deal with Alcatel-Lucent to enhance the deployment of its nationwide fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network nationwide...

  • Vandalism a threat to Kenya’s fibre optic comms

    August 11, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Vandalism a threat to Kenya’s fibre optic comms

    Nairobi (IT News Africa) Fibre optic communication in Kenya is under threat due to increased vandalism of the infrastructure, The Standard said on Tuesday...

  • East African Fibre Summit set for Nairobi

    July 13, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on East African Fibre Summit set for Nairobi

    Nairobi will be the venue for the first East African Fibre Conference, to be held at Laico Regency Hotel over 22-23 September...

  • Neotel lands EMC telecoms infrastructure project

    May 7, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Neotel lands EMC telecoms infrastructure project

    IT infrastructure solutions company EMC, has contracted South African telecoms provider Neotel for the migration of its communications network. EMC said it hoped the move would enhance performance in the current challenging economic environment...

  • Military protection for Kenyan undersea cable

    April 16, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Military protection for Kenyan undersea cable

    According to an article on www.washingtonpost.com, various countries have agreed to commit their naval forces to the protection of a ship laying down a high-speed undersea internet cable off the coast of Somalia...

  • MTN spends billions on mobile infrastructure

    March 29, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MTN spends billions on mobile infrastructure

    MTN said its multibillion-dollar spend this year was in line with its efforts to improve the quality of its services to meet growing demand for voice and data services. The company is expected to spend more than ZAR4,5 billion on infrastructure projects,...