Category Archives: Broadband

Nigeria to use Television White Space Technology to provide internet

More than half million of Nigerias rural population will have internet through the use of Television White Space Technology (which is unused spectrum in the broadcasting band, which can be used to deliver broadband services to rural communities. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is working with the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to develop a framework [...]

Zimbabwe’s Econet suspends internet services on government order

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, the country’s largest mobile operator, its internet services had been cut off following an order from the government amid deadly protests in the country. “We are obliged to act when directed to do so and the matter is beyond our control,” Econet said in a text message to customers, adding that all [...]

Konnect Africa bringing High-Speed Satellite Internet to Ivory Coast

Eutelsat initiative Konnect Africa has launched Internet access offers in Ivory Coast. According to the Telecommunications Sector Observatory of the Telecommunications Regulator/ICT of Côte d’Ivoire (ARTCI), the number of fixed Internet subscribers (Ethernet cable, Wi-Fi and fibre) in Ivory Coast stood at 155,541 in the second quarter of 2018, representing 0.6% of the total population. [...]

Teolis rolls out a broadband offer for homes and small enterprises in Togo

Teolis, the internet service provider has officially introduced its Dream package which is a broadband offer for homes and small enterprises in Togo. Introduced earlier than announced, the new offer is intended primarily to households, startups and SMEs. It intends to offer access to broadband in line with the budget and demand of customers. The ISPs [...]

Win launches TV app, seeks to grow in the Peruvian market

Fixed broadband operator Win, which belongs to the Optical Networks group and offers services through fiber optic, has reached more than 50,000 subscribers in the Peruvian market, after one year of operations. For next year, the goal is to double the number of subscriptions. For this, the company decided to launch added-value services to its [...]

Win lanza app de TV y busca crecer en el mercado peruano

El operador de Internet fijo residencial Win, que pertenece al grupo Optical Networks y ofrece servicios a través de fibra óptica, ya cuenta con más de 50 mil abonados en el mercado peruano, donde lanzó operaciones en diciembre del año pasado. Para el año próximo, el objetivo es duplicar la cantidad de suscripciones. Para esto, [...]

Dish Mexico and Hispasat partner to offer satellite internet service

Mexican DTH operator Dish has partnered with Hispasat to offer a new high-quality broadband satellite service through ON Internet. With this initiative both companies are looking to bring the Internet to areas with poor or no connectivity, promoting development and helping to bridge the digital divide in Mexico. The new service will be focused on [...]

Dish México e Hispasat se asocian para ofrecer Internet satelital

El operador mexicano Dish se asoció con Hispasat para ofrecer un nuevo servicio de banda ancha satelital, llamado ON Internet, con el que buscan reducir la brecha digital y atender a zonas con mala o nula conectividad, según indicaron en un comunicado. El servicio estará disponible para el mercado residencial y corporativo en paquetes con [...]

Vivo testa modelo “pay-as-you-grow” para expandir FTTH

A Vivo começou a realizar testes com o modelo pay as you grow, desenvolvido pela empresa de tecnologia Furukawa, para a expansão de sua rede de fibra no pais. Segundo explicou o presidente da Furukawa no Brasil, Foad Shaikhzadeh, a solução permite otimizar o capex ao substituir o concepto tradicional de home passed e atender [...]