Category Archives: Cable

Mauritius Telecom to deploy the fiber optics in Rodrigues Island

Mauritius Telecom, the telecommunications service provider in the East African country, Mauritius, bagged the deal for the deployment of fiber optics on Rodrigues Island, the tenth district of Mauritius. Launched in the year 2015 by the Central Procurement Board (CPB) for the submarine optical fiber on Rodrigues island, the tender offer has been won by [...]

SES and Globecast collaborates for the expansion of TRT World over sub-Saharan Africa

SES, satellite operator and Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, has entered into a partnership to expand the reach of TRT World over the sub-Saharan African regions. TRT World, the international Turkish news platform began its broadcast in the beginning of this year from ASTRA 19.2 degrees East, ASTRA 28.2 degrees East, and SES-5 [...]

Internet undersea cable through the Horn of Africa costs 100 million USD

Internet connectivity via undersea cable has been proposed to provide internet redundancy for the Horn of Africa region and is expected to cost around 10.2 billion KES (100 million USD). The distance to be covered will extend over 4700 kilometres with the Djibouti-Africa Regional Express (DARE) agreement. Partnering with the governments and numerous telecoms operators [...]

The Suburban Fiber Company partners 3Vision for Nigerian PayTV service

The Suburban Fiber Company, providing the service Legend which offers direct fiber optic connections, has partnered with 3Vision, the international content consultancy, for content management and the acquisitions of channels. This will be of help to Suburbans integrated premium HD brand, Legend TV and mobile product Legend Lite. 3Vision will thus lead movie deals with [...]

Vubiquity chosen by Cable & Wireless for VOD service in Seychelles

Vubiquity, the technology-based solutions provider, has been opted by Cable & Wireless Seychelles for its VOD platform SinemaX. Content including movies, library classics and TV series, for the VOD platform will be prepared, licensed and delivered by Vubiquity. A full subscription will allow audience to have access to the entire collection of 2000 films and [...]

Ooredoo to launch 5G network in Qatar by 2018

The first stage of Ooredoos 5G network will be launched by 2018 in Qatar. The service will be commercially available by 2020, according to the Qatar-based telecom giant. Once the 5G network is rolled out in Qatar, the internet speed will jump to between 1GB and 10GB per second.   We are already working to [...]

OvyTV adds Botswana to FTA DTH service

Ovy Network will next month add Botswana to its FTA DTH services across Africa on Eutelsat 7b. George Kavwenje, CEO of Ovy Network, said that the company has met all local regulatory requirements and started trials in August with the aim of launching commercial service 17 October, 2015. “We have satisfied the local Botswana Communications [...]

UBM EG opts for Eutelsat for new DTH platform in Equatorial Guinea

United Business Machines EG (UBM), a leading distributor of IT products, services and solutions in Equatorial Guinea signed a multiyear contract with Eutelsat on 14 September, 2015, for capacity on the African beam of Eutelsat 16A to broadcast the new EG SAT pay-TV platform. EG SAT will broadcast more than 60 channels with Spanish, French, [...]

Zuku TV revamps DTH bouquets

The Wananchi Group has announced the revamping of channel packages on Zuku TV without any additional fees. The Classic and Premium packages have been reconfigured on the DTH service reducing the three bouquets to two as of 4 September, 2015. As a result, the  Poa bouquet has moved into the Classic package with 11 new [...]

Intelvision adds Romanza+Africa to channel bouquet

Intelvision, Seychelles based cable TV provider has added Romanza+Africa, a telenovela channel targeting English-speaking audiences in Africa, to its channel line-up. The channel was launched in April 2014. It is joint venture between Mexicos TV Azteca, Venezuelas Cisneros Media Distribution (CMD) and digital content distributor, Africa XP. The channel airs over 3,000 hours of original [...]