Category Archives: Broadband

Zain launches ‘ZainTech’ to serve telecom operators in MENA

Mobile Telecommunications Company Zain Group, announced the establishment of ZainTech, a new regional entity that unifies the group’s ICT assets to offer comprehensive digital services for enterprise customers in the Middle East. ZainTech will also incorporate NXN and Zain Data Park (ZDP) providing premium customer experience, local presence and support to enterprises and government clients [...]

Djibouti Telecom and wingu.africa to host future fiber optic submarine cables

On October 14, the incumbent telecommunications operator, Djibouti Telecom, announced the start of construction work on a new fiber-optic submarine cable landing station in Djibouti City. The building is touted as a neutral digital port that will provide open access cable landing service to submarine cable operators for a neutral, safe and secure landing. According [...]

Irdeto & Minim join forces to enforce DStv internet’s home network security

Digital platform security specialist Irdeto has confirmed that South African multi-play operator MultiChoice Group has implemented Trusted Home, an AI-driven network security and Wi-Fi management solution developed jointly by Irdeto and residential managed WiFi and IoT security platform Minim. DStv Internet is a fixed wireless access service which incorporates the Trusted Home premium service embedded [...]

DStv partners with MTN to launch internet service in South Africa

MultiChoice Group has launched a fixed-wireless Internet access service called DStv Internet in South Africa offering three data packages designed for streaming media. The service is aimed at consumers who do not have access to fibre services. According to Multichoice, DStv Internet is a fixed-wireless-access service, meaning that customers can now get connected to the [...]

Mauritius Telecom rolls out 1 Gbps broadband connectivity

Mauritius Telecom begun providing 1 Gbps broadband connectivity. Mauritius Telecoms flagship service, Home Internet and TV 1 Gbps, has been launched for its residential fibre subscribers. It supplies every my.t TV channel (over 100), three Wi-Fi extenders and unlimited landline calls to other Mauritius Telecom fixed line phones. It has to be noted that this [...]

UAE’s Yahsat and Cobham SATCOM partner on new mobile broadband system

Al Yah Satellite (Yahsat), the UAE-headquartered satellite solutions provider, has selected Cobham SATCOM to deliver a comprehensive mobile broadband system, including ground infrastructure and products, to operate as part of its next-generation Thuraya 4-NGS system. According to Yahsat, Cobham SATCOMs expertise and capabilities will further enhance their mobile satellite services (MSS) advanced broadband data services, [...]

Eutelsat partners with Vox to improve satellite coverage in SA

A multi-year distribution contract to extend high-speed network connectivity to South Africa has been confirmed after satellite operator Eutelsat Communications and infrastructure provider and telecommunications company Vox inked a distribution deal for Eutelsat Konnect capacity over South Africa. As from this month, Vox intends to leverage the operational flexibility and power of Eutelsat Konnect, the [...]

Nokia partners with Orange to roll out mesh Wi-Fi to boost broadband in Jordan

Orange Jordan has signed a three-year agreement with Nokia to deploy more than 100,000 units of Nokia Wi-Fi Beacons across the country. Nokias solution, including fibre modems and Wi-Fi beacons, will allow Orange Jordan to provide consistent Wi-Fi coverage even at the farthest places inside the premises. The Nokia beacons are available for both new [...]

Group Vivendi Africa launches high speed internet in Burkina Faso

Group Vivendi Africa (GVA) officially rolls out its broadband connectivity operations in Burkina Faso. The technology proposed by the company for its CanalBox offers – FTTH (Fiber to the Home)- offers optical fiber directly to the customer, whether an individual or a business. The Minister of Digital Economy of Burkina Faso, Hadja Fatimata Ouattara, said, [...]