Broadband

May 03, 2018  |  Malawi: Huawei Lauds Government For Success On National Fibre Backbone Project

Huawei Malawi Country Director, Wan Wei has applauded the Malawian Government for successfully carrying out the National Fibre Backbone Project and bringing into operations, the Malawi Digital Broadcast Network Limited (MDBNL) which will be responsible for managing the digital migration ...


Apr 30, 2018  |  Nigeria: NIGCOMSAT And TURKSAT Sign Deal On Satellite Deployment

Nigerian Communication Satellite Company Limited (NIGCOMSAT) and the Turkish Satellite Company (TURKSAT) have come into a partnership understanding that will see to the deployment of satellite solutions across the African continent.  A statement released yesterday by NIGCOMSAT stated that both ...


Apr 12, 2018  |  Nigeria: Intelsat And Vodacom Nigeria Sign New Deal To Boost Broadband Connectivity

Intelsat South Africa, an operator of one of the world's globalised network, has signed an agreement with Vodacom Business Nigeria for the expansion of its enterprise broadband networks and enable new and improved services throughout the West African region. Part ...


Apr 09, 2018  |  Nigeria: MTN, Huawei Collaborate To Connect Rural Communities With Low-Cost Broadband Services

Nigeria: MTN, Huawei Collaborate To Connect Rural Communities With Low-Cost Broadband Services Telecommunications company - MTN Nigeria and technology company - Huawei are collaborating to provide remote communities in Nigeria with low-cost mobile broadband services. The project tagged ‘RuralStar 2.0’ ...


Nigeria: Telcos Against FaceBook’s Free Internet Project In Sub-Saharan Africa

FaceBook, the global social media networking online platform says it is making plans to roll out satellite and drone activities to provide free internet services to rural and Sub-Saharan African. This plan, however, is causing unease with Telecom operators in ...

Nigeria: NCC To Issue More Infracos Licenses, Auction More Spectrum To Improve Broadband

In a bid to achieve the 30% target for universal broadband delivery set by the Federal Government of Nigeria for December 2018, the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has said it would seek to offer additional infrastructure provider licences and auction ...

Avanti And Global Partnership for Education Give Access To Education In Africa

Avanti Communications Group - a leading provider of global satellite data services, has entered into a partnership with Global Partnership for Education (“GPE”), to provide access to quality education for kids in rural Africa. Based on its “Every Community Online” ...

Fibre-Based Broadband Connections Surges In Kenya - Helped By Video-On-Demand Services

The Communications Authority of Kenya has revealed a more than 200 percent increase in fibre-based internet connections in Kenya. By the end of September 2017, the number of connections across Kenya was put at more than 90, 500 fibre-based broadband ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...