Category Archives: Broadband

Ooredoo 5G goes live in Kuwait

Ooredoo Kuwait has rolled out 5G Network for its customers in key location of its head office at Soor Street in Kuwait City. Ooredoo Qatar became the first global telecom operator to launch 5G services in the capital city of Doha on a commercial basis. Ooredoo Kuwait CEO Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani said, We are [...]

ICASA to introduce 5G Huddle in Durban

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) is assisting the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) in hosting the 5th Annual 5G Huddle to be held for the first time in the Southern hemisphere. The 5G Huddle will be held in Durban from 29 to 30 May 2018 at the Garden Court, Marine Parade. The WWRF [...]

Arabsat announces the launch of a new satellite by the end of the year for broadband in Africa

During a press conference held on April 12, 2018, the Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) announced the launch of a new communications satellite by the end of the year, which will strengthen its offer broadband in Africa. Arabsat Chairman Khaled Ben Ahmed Balkheyour (photo) added that the new telecom equipment will also strengthen the organization’s [...]

Yahsat signs with BLUETOWN to reach remote African regions

Yahsat has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Danish technology and Internet Service Provider company BLUETOWN. The partnership agreement aims to connect the unconnected by providing high performance Ka-band satellite Internet services combined with BLUETOWNs unique last mile solutions in unserved or underserved locations. Both companies will join forces to offer an innovative, [...]

Faiba Mobile launched in Kenya

The big launch of the mobile network was on December 5, 2017. JTL (The companys Logo) becomes the fifth big mobile network operator in Kenya after Safaricom, Airtel, Telkom Kenya and Equitel. Getting its footing in an already competitive market, named Faiba Mobile, will be JTLs next frontier after aggressively pursuing broadband connectivity in the [...]

Pay-TV firm Zuku raises internet service prices

Zuku, the internet and pay-TV service provider announced price increments for its fibre packages as of September 8. The price increase is said to be a bid to cushion the business from increasing its operating costs. Zuku, owned by Wananchi Group, said its slowest internet package will be at 2Mbps while the fastest will be [...]

Tigo Tanzania customers to have access to high tech services

With the announcement of the telecom operator to further modernize its network infrastructure, Tigo customers in Tanzania are to continue to enjoy high tech services. The news of the upgrade, communicated recently in Dar es Salaam will be well received from subscribers even as they continue to enjoy quality, smoother access to voice and high-speed [...]

SEACOM extends fibre network reach in South Africa

SEACOM is bringing high-speed fibre internet access to businesses and homes in Johannesburg, starting in Alberton, with a rollout of 8km of fibre. The last-mile fibre network will go through several business, residential development and shopping malls of the area.  This development comes in line with SEACOMs plans to extend its reach further across South [...]

Dataxis predicts low growth in fixed broadband penetration in Africa

Following the recent data published on broadband connectivity in Africa, Dataxis predicts that 20 million households and businesses will have wired internet connection by 2022 in Africa, compared to 11 million in 2016. Nonetheless, although wired broadband is on the rise with the progressive introduction of Fibre-to-the-home in most developed countries, Africa still lags behind [...]

EUTELSAT 7 West A satellite brings Echourouk News in HD in Algeria

Echourouk News, the news channel of Algerias Echourouk Media has announced its selection of EUTELSAT 7 West A satellite, to broadcast its high definition (HD) version in Algeria. Echourouk News is a very popular channel in Algeria and provides news 24/7 from the Arab world in both Arabic and French language. The channel intends to [...]