Category Archives: Broadband

Etisalat partners with Nokia to offer ultra-fast 5G broadband services in the UAE

Etisalat is deploying an autonomous 5G network based on the Etisalat A3 architecture in collaboration with Nokia to offer best-in-class customer experience, as 5G’s ultra-high bandwidth and low latency enhance service offerings and transform business models. 5G capabilities enable innovative applications in areas such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). It also addresses [...]

TelOne signed new agreement with Eutelsat to bring broadband connection to Zimbabwe

TelOne Zimbabwe signed an agreement with Eutelsat to bring high-quality satellite broadband, Konnect Africa. Eutelsat Konnect, is a new-generation High Throughput Satellite (HTS) that provides almost a complete coverage of Europe and sub-Saharan Africa with 75-gigabit per second (Gbps) of Ka-band across a network of 65 spot beams. Chipo Mtasa, Managing Director of TelOne, commented: [...]

Eutelsat inks konnect service agreement for post office network in Ivory Coast

Eutelsat has concluded an agreement with distribution partner InterSat to offer konnect broadband service to a network of 170 post offices in Ivory Coast. Under the multi-year contract, La Poste locations will be equipped with konnect Wi-Fi hotspots in white zones, which will enable the locations to provide broadband solutions to local customers.  The service rollout will [...]

Vodacom to roll out satellite-based network in Africa

South African mobile communications company, Vodacom, is considering to offer mobile connectivity with 4G and 5G speeds through a satellite-based communications service in several African countries in 2023. This agreement is a collaboration between Vodacom Group and AST SpaceMobile, which is developing the worlds first global broadband cellular network in space to be used directly [...]

Liquid Telecom expands fibre access in Botswana

Liquid Telecom is extending fibre access through Botswanas Lobatse border to Gaborone, an initiative that will dramatically increase connectivity and network capacity in the country. The pan-African telecoms group is activating 82 km of fibre in a cross-border network into Botswana. This deployment will give more people in Botswana access to Liquid Telecoms footprint of [...]

Vodacom to boost broadband services in South Africa

Vodacom is investing to ameliorate broadband services in the South African region of KwaZulu Natal, building fibre networks and 4G base stations. The company stated that offering network connectivity for people who live in rural areas is central to its obligation to connecting the digital divide. The executive head for operations for Vodacom in the [...]

Vodacom to invest in broadband connectivity in KwaZulu-Natal

320 million rand ($19.5 million) is to be invested by Vodacom for the development of internet connectivity in both developed and less developing areas in KwaZulu-Natal. The proposed funding is for high-speed Internet connectivity and fiber optics investments are also planned for the future. By the end of the financial year 2012, Vodacom intends to [...]