Broadband

Mar 23, 2021  |  Telkom Kenya Declares Position On Its Fibre Optics Infrastructure Plans

The Kenyan National Optic Fibre Backbone Infrastructure is a mission initiated by the Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology (MoICT) to ensure connectivity in 47 provinces across Kenya. MoICT’s vision for the project was to improve communication across regions and ...


Dec 16, 2020  |  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 ...


Dec 07, 2020  |  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 ...


Nov 25, 2020  |  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 ...


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. ...

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 ...

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% ...

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 ...