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  • Libya to receive Bentley broadband boost

    September 20, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Libya to receive Bentley broadband boost

    Leading broadband satellite Internet Service Provider, Bentley Walker, has confirmed it will extend its service coverage towards Libya via its Newtec Ka-band VSAT broadband platform. The new service, which will deliver high speed broadband connectivity to...

  • SEACOM’s Remote Peering streamlines African exchange

    September 3, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on SEACOM’s Remote Peering streamlines African exchange

    SEACOM today launches a new Remote Peering service, a product which bundles SEACOM connectivity with exchange point membership to provide operators and ISPs in Africa with a single point of contact for the management of their international peering...

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    Will Tanzania’s Finance Bill stymie Internet growth?

    August 5, 2013 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Will Tanzania’s Finance Bill stymie Internet growth?

    Amendments to Tanzania’s recently passed Finance Bill 2013 has ushered in a 14,5% excise duty on all mobile airtime, mobile services, as well as landline and wireless telecommunication services. According to research Tanzanians will have to fork out more...

  • Libya: Rawafed, Eutelsat Communications to boost wireless broadband

    May 7, 2013 • North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Libya: Rawafed, Eutelsat Communications to boost wireless broadband

    Rawafed Libya for Telecommunications & Technology, a leading Internet Service Provider in Libya, has sealed a multi-year agreement with Eutelsat Communications for capacity on the KA-SAT satellite to support IP trunking services to its new wireless...

  • 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...

  • Liquid Telecom strengthens East African fibre network

    April 10, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Liquid Telecom strengthens East African fibre network

    Liquid Telecom has announced significant improvements to its fibre network along the East African coast which have already reduced congestion, improved connectivity and resulted in the lowest latency rates on the African continent. Since its acquisition of...

  • AccessKenya targets 8% revenue growth

    March 22, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on AccessKenya targets 8% revenue growth

    The Star in Nairobi reports that Kenyan Internet Service Provider, AccessKenya is looking to leverage off its investment in fiber infrastructure to attain a projected 8% growth in revenue. According to the report the company anticipates a growth from Sh1.9...

  • WAN optimisation allows ISPs to step away from bandwidth pricing wars

    November 13, 2012 • FeaturesComments Off on WAN optimisation allows ISPs to step away from bandwidth pricing wars

    With more competition in the South African bandwidth market, ISPs (Internet Service Providers) are finding it harder to differentiate their companies and are being forced into deals with lower margins simply to retain their existing customers. The only way...

  • Datanet Uganda, DiviCloud join forces for lease capacity

    November 9, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Datanet Uganda, DiviCloud join forces for lease capacity

    Uganda’s largest privately-owned commercial Internet Service Provider (ISP) Datanet has announced that it has selected DiViNetworks to lease capacity in an effort to boost services and enable users to have more data. The ISP will now use the DiViCloud...

  • Good response to broadband pilot – Telkom SA

    October 26, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Good response to broadband pilot – Telkom SA

    In South Africa Telkom Internet has reported an overwhelming response from qualifying customers to participate in its high speed broadband pilot. Earlier this month Telkom Internet invited its customers already using the 4/10 Mbps broadband access product...

  • SA connects as Durban’s Internet Exchange switched on

    September 14, 2012 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on SA connects as Durban’s Internet Exchange switched on

    KwaZulu-Natal’s capital city this week flipped the switch on the brand-new Durban Internet Exchange (DINX), complementing the Johannesburg Internet Exchange (JINX) and the Cape Town Internet Exchange (CINX), currently the largest two Internet exchange...

  • ISPs in Africa must catch tech’s next wave

    September 4, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on ISPs in Africa must catch tech’s next wave

    At Telkom SA’s SATNAC 2012 conference several business leaders have deliberated over the challenge of regulation affecting Internet service provision across the continent – the key message being that the gauntlet to adapt to changes and add value is now...

  • Signed, WACS and delivered – now what? The opportunity for West and Central Africa

    August 31, 2012 • FeaturesComments Off on Signed, WACS and delivered – now what? The opportunity for West and Central Africa

    Construction of the $650 million West Africa Cable System (WACS) began in 2009 and was completed in April 2011. On target, a little over a year later (11 May 2012) the first traffic ran over the cable… from South Africa and Namibia, two countries which...

  • Zambian businesses receive Realtime value as SkyeVine rolls out VSAT connectivity

    July 30, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Zambian businesses receive Realtime value as SkyeVine rolls out VSAT connectivity

    SkyeVine, a wholesale operator and provider of data broadband services for Africa, is involved in the rollout of VSAT technology to remote businesses in Zambia. The company has partnered with Realtime Zambia, a local Internet Service Provider (ISP), to ensure...

  • ISPA launches iCode to boost local cyber security

    May 3, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on ISPA launches iCode to boost local cyber security

    South Africa’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) today announced it would lead the development of a new voluntary code of practice to improve cyber security for end-users. Known as the icode, and developed in conjunction with...

  • ISPs welcome Telkom’s price cut

    April 24, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on ISPs welcome Telkom’s price cut

    OpenWeb has welcomed Telkom’s decision to decrease its IP Connect rates by 30 percent and will be passing this saving onto its clients. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has been engaging with industry to reduce the price of...