Category Archives: Broadband

Telkom to replace its copper local broadband infrastructure with fibre-to-the-home in South Africa

Telkom is planning to transition its subscribers from copper-based internet to fibre technology in all fibre-ready regions South Africa. The company explained that this change would definitely enhance speeds, lessen maintenance costs and fix the issue of copper cable theft. The Director of Product Development and Management of Telkom, Steven White, stated, Fibre is a [...]

Nigeria’s MainOne to extend broadband capacity in West Africa

MainOne Cable, a Nigerian broadband-data company, intends to extend its West African operations to cater the increasing demand for connectivity amid the coronavirus pandemic. MainOne operates an undersea cable connecting West Africa to the rest of the world, will complete a data node in Ghana by the first quarter of 2021 and will build another [...]

Mobily Fiber services now accessible on all fixed networks in Saudi Arabia

Etihad Etisalat Company (Mobily) will provide Mobily Fiber services following an arrangement to open broadband to offer fixed and fiber optic broadband services to 3.5 million homes. Mobily declared that the broadband services for fixed communication networks through fiber optics technology will offer subscribers with an exclusive experience of high-speed Internet, and a rich experience in [...]

Liquid Telecom extends its reach in Malawi

Pan-African telecoms company, Liquid Telecom will deliver VSAT connectivity services to mbora, a new social enterprise in Malawi that is offering free connectivity to people living and working in rural areas through community hubs. Each hub is tuned with broadband speeds of up to 36mbps, which allows mbora and its content partners to digitally deliver [...]

Telma and Ericsson introduce 5G network in Madagascar

Telma has rolled out Madagascars first 5G network, via the network infrastructure supplied by Swedish tech giant, Ericsson. Telma introduced Madagascars first 5G consumer services using spectrum in the 3.6-3.7 GHz band, with the network going live on the 26th June 2020. By rolling out 5G on the island, Telma forms part of the few operators [...]

Telecom Egypt and Etisalat Misr ink two agreements for mobile and fixed telecommunications interconnection

Telecom Egypt (TE) and Etisalat Misr have inked two deals for mobile and fixed telecommunications interconnection. The deals will be mainly on how much it costs to transfer calls between fixed-line and mobile networks and also enable Etisalat Misr to use the telecommunications infrastructure of Telecom Egypt. Telecom Egypt said that the first arrangement represents an improvement of [...]

Seacom introduced fibre service ‘WonderNet’ in SA

Seacom rolled out its fibre service, WonderNet which will offer a new level of customer experience in the home fibre market. WonderNet offers a range of packages starting from 10Mbps through to 1Gbps. All packages contain a standard Wi-Fi enabled router, without upfront costs and which can be purchased on a month-to-month option. There is [...]

Facebook to collaborate with telecom operators to build internet infrastructure in Africa

Facebook will partner with a group of telecoms operators to build Africas internet infrastructure.  Facebook stated in a statement that it will partner with six other companies including China Mobile International, Telecom Egypt and Vodafone to construct what they are calling “2Africa.” The project will build a massive 22,990-mile-long undersea cable around Africa, which the [...]

Liquid Telecom provides unlimited high capacity broadband across East Africa

Liquid Telecom will be supporting its Hai home fibre customers (Hai powered by Liquid Telecom) with unlimited high capacity broadband in order to help people who are working and learning from home or remotely because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The network provider is providing this upgrade to current home fibre users for free in order [...]