Category Archives: Broadband

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 [...]

Eutelsat and Paratus ink distribution deal for South Africa

Eutelsat Communications (Eutelsat) and Paratus have inked a multi-year distribution deal to offer high quality network connectivity to South Africa. Under the terms of the agreement, Paratus will utilize the operational flexibility and power of EUTELSAT KONNECT, the new-gen high throughput satellite to offer connectivity to remote and rural locations across South Africa. Such beneficiaries [...]

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 [...]