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Broadband  |  South Africa's Broadband Market Gains In 2020, More Expected In 2021

A new report by BMIT on the state and forecast of South Africa's broadband market and industry have reported appreciable gains in 2020 - driven mainly by the dictates of pandemic situation, and that the market sector should see more ...
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Broadband  |  African Govts. Policies Helping To Improve Broadband Access - Industry Report

The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) has reported that as a result of a number of African countries adopting new policies to manage Spectrum services and boost infrastructure spending, noticeable reduction in the cost of broadband access is being experienced ...
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Broadband: Fibre Adoption In Africa Upsurges, SA Leads The Pack

Research insight from Digitalthings has indicated that South Africans are driving the upsurge currently experienced in Africa's fibre-to-the-home broadband service sector. Rapid deployment and adoption of the broadband infrastructure have meant that fibre-based connections within South Africa will reach 800,000 ...

Broadband: Google Aim To Provide Laser-Beamed Infrastructure With Econet

The Econet Group is reported to have entered into a strategic partnership with Alphabet - Google's parent company - to launch a high-speed broadband infrastructure based on laser beam technology.   In a statement, Econet said they are looking to ...

Nigeria: Regulator Says 79 Million Nigerians Now Connected To Broadband

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced that 2.2 million people were added to Nigeria's broadband access, bringing the total number of people with access to high-speed internet broadband to 78.9 million as at of June 2020.   Also, the ...

Eutelsat’s ‘Konnect Africa’ To Provide Connectivity To Underserved Areas In Nigeria

Eutelsat Communications subsidiary, Konnect Africa, has agreed, with the government a state in north-west Nigeria, to provide its COVID-19 isolation centres with broadband internet connection that will enable effective coordination of medical provisions on offer.   The chief executive officer ...

Botswana, Nigeria And Seychelles On Track To Give Citizens Affordable Broadband - ITU Report

According to a recent report on "Measuring Digital Development: ICT Price Trend released by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), indications are that Botswana, Nigeria And Seychelles are on track to meet the ITU's Broadband Commission affordability threshold target of 2% ...

Nigeria: NCC Urges Federal Government To Review National Broadband Plan

Telecoms operators and The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) have called on the government to re-look at the National Broadband Plan, which expired in December 2018. The National Broadband Plan 2013-2018 had penetration goals for mobile and fixed broadband. Nigeria achieved ...

Kenya: Safaricom Launches Home Fibre In Nyeri

One of Safaricom’s most popular products is Home Fibre. It was launched over two years ago and since then has covered a large part of Nairobi. The initial roll-out, which targeted the Kikuyu and Nairobi East areas, focused on places ...

Nigeria Hits 31% Broadband Penetration Goal

The Nigerian Communications Commission confirmed that Nigeria had reached its target of 31 percent broadband penetration. In a statement, the NCC said that the data was based on factual indices, contrary to some insinuations that the country was nowhere near ...

Liquid Telecom Receives $180 Million Investment

Liquid Telecom has been given a $180 million cash injection by the U.K. development finance institution CDC Group Plc as Africa’s largest fiber-network operator installs broadband infrastructure across the continent. The Chief Executive Officer at Liquid Telecom, Nic Rudnic said ...

Ghana’s Government Emphasizes Commitment To Television White Space Development

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Ghana’s Minister of Communications, has reiterated the government’s commitment to the development of Television White Space (TVWS). The TVWS refers to unused TV channels that are between the active ones in the Very High Frequency (VHF) and UHF ...