The Staff, 2/19/2018
Limpopo Connexion, on behalf of the Limpopo Provincial Government, has awarded a 585 million Rand (US$50.2 million) deal to Altron (Allied Electronics Corp.) to construct an open access broadband network infrastructure across South Africa's most northerly province.
Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 2/19/2018
Indian telecoms giant Bharti Airtel, saddled with about US$13.9 billion in debt, is considering an IPO of its African operations in order to better balance its books. But is this a good time and will there be an appetite for such an offering?
PRESS RELEASE, 2/12/2018
PRESS RELEASE -- BARCELONA -- SatADSL, a provider of professional VSAT services via satellite, today announced an innovative new service for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) which will enable them to deliver satellite-based connectivity without investment in physical infrastructure.
PRESS RELEASE, 1/31/2018
PRESS RELEASE -- NAIROBI -- Safaricom (NSE: SCOM) has today announced a 53 percent reduction in mobile broadband pricing for customers on its Safaricom Home service. This will see Safaricom Home customers access two new bundles, Easy30 and Easy50 at Sh 3,500 for 30 Gigabytes (GB) and Sh 6,000 for 50 GB respectively.
Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 1/30/2018
The number of fixed broadband connections grew by 5% quartyer-on-quarter (QoQ) during the third quarter of 2017 thanks mostly to uptake of services in Ghana and Kenya, according to statistics from analyst house Point Topic.
The Staff, 1/18/2018
Cell C, the number three mobile operator in South Africa, is planning to expand its network and services portfolio with a number of acquisitions, the CEO Jose dos Santos has told Bloomberg in an interview.
The Staff, 1/17/2018
Quika, a new satellite Internet connectivity service provider, plans to offer a free Internet access service to millions of users in multiple African countries and, in doing so, help bridge the digital divide.
The Staff, 1/12/2018
Chinese technology giant Huawei is building a substantial 18-building campus in Johannesburg to house its various operations and is investing US$100 million to ensure it has all the facilities it needs for its various divisions, projects, partners and customers.
Connecting Africa, 1/10/2018
PRESS RELEASE -- CETel, a leading German service provider of global managed end-to-end communications solutions, has signed a five-year contract with SES Networks to connect new exploration and production sites in Africa via SES Networks' medium earth orbit (MEO) O3b satellite constellation, SES and CETel announced today.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
2:00 p.m Cape Town / 1:00 p.m London / 8:00 a.m New York
FTTH rollout has accelerated across Africa, driven by increased availability and consumption of bandwidth-hungry content, from video streaming services to cloud-based enterprise applications. This webinar will provide an overview of key trends in this burgeoning sector, along with some perspective on the status of deployments, economic feasibility and competition with alternative broadband access technologies (mobile broadband in particular).
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