Broadband

Sep 22, 2020  |  Zambia Sees Uptick In Mobile Broadband Investment As Demand Soars

According to the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA), the number of general mobile phone subscribers as well as mobile data users in the country have been increasing consistently with the resultant uptick in investors coming into the sector. ...


Jun 05, 2020  |  Nigeria: InfraCo Broadband Licensees To Start Implementation Soon

Professor Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, has expressed his confidence that the time is now for licensed Internet Broadband Infrastructure companies (Infracos) to start service roll out nationally.   The telecom regulator, speaking at a recent ...


May 22, 2020  |  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% ...


Apr 03, 2020  |  Kenya: Zuku Reclaims Top Fixed Broadband Provider Spot From Safaricom

The Wananchi-owned Zuku has reclaimed the top spot in fixed broadband connections from Safaricom over the three months from December to control 35 percent of the market, according to latest industry data. Kenya’s Communications Authority said that Zuku had recorded ...


Nigeria’s Federal Government Rolls Out New 5-Year National Broadband Plan

The crucial need to boost Nigeria’s broadband penetration from its present coverage of 37.8% to over 70% within in the next five years is the goal for the new National Broadband Plan NBP (2020-2025) according to Dr Isa Ali Pantami, ...

Nigeria: FG To Spend $179 Million On Broadband Infrastructure

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed that a total of $179 million will be spent on the laying of 127,000km of fibre optic throughout Nigeria in the next four years. Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, ...

South Africa: SEACOM’s New Policy Cuts Off ISPs

SEACOM has announced that it has implemented a new policy which will prevent the majority of South Africa’s Internet service providers (ISPs) from peering (exchanging data) directly with the company. SEACOM said that it has reviewed its open peering policy ...

9mobile Signs Deal To Provide Internet Services In Nigeria

9mobile has revealed that it has signed an agreement with Gravitas, a property and infrastructure development firm, to provide telecommunications services to Lekki in Lagos. The telco issued a statement saying that it was partnering with Gravitas for the provision ...

Liquid Rolls Out First Fibre Network In South Sudan

The Pan-African telecoms firm Liquid Telecom will construct and deploy South Sudan's first-ever fibre broadband network. This network is set to connect the country to the 'One Africa' broadband network, which runs 70,000km across 13 African countries. A statement released ...

Nigeria Receives US$100-million Loan To Extend Broadband Coverage

Nigeria has been granted a loan of US$100-million by the Export-Import Bank of India. The loan will be used to install solar-powered telecommunication sites and also widen national broadband coverage. According to the country's communications ministry, over the next 12 ...

Telnet Tunisia Collaborates With Russia In Satellite Deal

The Tunisian technology engineering and consulting firm Telnet Group has entered into a brand new contract with Russian satellite companies GK Launch Services and Sputnix to launch 30 satellites that will support an IoT network by 2023. The terms of ...

Safaricom, Wananchi Telecom, Compete For Broadband Market Dominance In Kenya

According to the latest quarterly report released by Kenya's Communications Authority (CA), Safaricom has gained more market share in the fixed broadband segment, while the market leader Wananchi Telecom has taken a loss. The Q3 report (January and March 2019) ...

Liquid Pioneers South Sudan's First Fibre Network

The Pan-African telecommunications group Liquid Telecom has announced that it will implement and operate South Sudan's first-ever fibre broadband network, connecting the nation to the 'One Africa' broadband network, which spans for almost 70,000km across 13 African countries. According to ...

NCC Recommits To Bridging Nigeria’s Broadband Infrastructure Gap

The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has reaffirmed its commitment to bridge the gap between the planned and existing fibre infrastructure to increase the country’s broadband penetration.   Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of Nigeria Communications Commission ...