Broadband

Aug 11, 2017  |  Angola Cables To Boost Broadband With Launch Of South Atlantic Cable System (SACS)

Angola Cable has announced that it is about to complete the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) - a subsea cable system that is due to add more than 40 Tbps capacity to the cable connectivity infrastructure in Africa. SACS is ...


Jul 31, 2017  |  Connectivity: English Prof. In Rural England Get Broadband Services Directly From Africa

The story of Professor Christopher Spry is an interesting story. Although Prof. Spry currently lives in rural the English county of Brecon Beacons, he is reported to be getting his internet connectivity and broadband services from a satellite that is ...


Jul 17, 2017  |  Nigeria's Connectivity Issues Set For A Review At ITU Telecom World

Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has announced that a high-level delegation led by the Minister of Communication, Barrister Abdulraheem Adebayo Shittu will attend Telecom World 2017 (organised annually by the International Telecommunications Union - ITU). The event will take place from ...


Jun 28, 2017  |  Charity Organisation To Renew Contract For Satellite Connectivity Across Africa

Save The Children International; a charity organisation headquartered in the United Kingdom has confirmed it will be renewing the deal with Speedcast to provide 'Connectivity' to over 40 of its sites across Africa. Speedcast to provide C-band virtual network services ...


Data Center Business In Africa Not Driven By OTT/VOD But By Financial Services

Broadcast Media Africa understands that the main reason why data centre development are still lagging in Africa is because most of the online video data consumed in Africa are hosted in data centres across Europe. This issue has been highlighted ...

Massive Investment Required To Drive Data Explosion In Africa: Funke Opeke, CEO, Main One

Ms Funke Opeke, the Chief Executive Officer of Main One, has urged global TMT investors to participate in the 'data explosion' happening across Africa. She joined other key players in Africa's data wholesale business at the International Telecoms Week summit ...

Zuku Owner - Wananchi - To Sell Telecoms And Internet Services Businesses

Further to the restructuring taking place at Wananchi Group, the company has now agreed to sell three (3) of its underperforming businesses - Wananchi Telecom, SimbaNet and iSAT - to Synergy Communications. As previously reported on this platform, Wananchi Group, ...

Charles Oshuremi Appointed Africa Executive For WhiteSpace Alliance

The WhiteSpace Alliance (WSA), a global industry body involved with the management and optimisation of spectrum have announced the appointment of Mr Charles Oshunremi has its executive adviser for Africa. Mr Oshunremi is tasked with driving forward WSA activities on ...

D.R. Congo: Orange Delivering Connectivity Via Gilat's Satellite Infrastructure

Orange networks Africa is increasing its broadband service delivery capabilities in the Democratic Republic of Congo with the help of satellite capacity from Gilat Satcom. Gilat Satcom said the deal with Orange now positions it as a cost-effective connectivity infrastructure ...

Morocco: Intelsat Connectivity To Support Operator's Broadband Service Delivery

Intelsat, a leader in integrated satellite communications, have announced a deal with the Moroccan mobile operator and broadband provider INWI. INWI is said to be deploying Intelsat's EpicNG platform, and leverage the 35e satellite infrastructure. According to Jean-Philippe Gillet, Intelsat's ...

Intelsat To Power Liquid Telecom's Pan-African Delivery Of Broadband Services

Satellite company Intelsat says it has entered into agreement with Liquid Telecom to deploy theur EpicNG satellite services across its' networks. This deal will enhance Liquid Telecom's capacity to provide higher broadband bandwidth customers with greater efficiency. It will also ...

SES Deploys Digital Transparent Processor Onboard SES-17 Satellite

SES has recently announced that in collaboration with Thales, they have successfully deploy the 'powerful' Digital Transparent Processor onboard the SES-17 satellite. This deployment allows SES to provide offer unrivalled flexibility in bandwidth management to many of its mobile infrastructures ...

Kenya: iSAT Partners Avanti To Introduce Broadband To Schools

iSAT Africa and Avanti Communications have signed a deal to supply 500 Kenyan schools with satellite broadband connectivity. iSAT will provide broadband to schools and prepaid services to locals via Avanti's Hyla 2 Ka-band satellite. The two-year cooperation will focus ...