Category Archives: Cable

Sentech boosts media services delivery with Intelsat across Africa

The news has been announced by Intelsat, the operator of the initial Globalised Network. The communications satellite services provider is broadening its relationship with Intelsat for the boosting of its media services delivery across the sub-Saharan African region. Located at 68.5˚ East, the Ku-band services from Intelsat 20, has been leveraged by Sentech for around [...]

Airtel Uganda and Facebook partner for 770km fiber optic deployment  

The agreement has been signed between Airtel Uganda, the mobile operator and Facebook, the American company, end of February this year. This partnership will allow the deployment of 770km of fiber optic across Uganda. Before the end of this year, the telecom infrastructure will already be installed. Airtel Uganda will be working with the Bandwidth [...]

Mauritius Telecom to deploy the fiber optics in Rodrigues Island

Mauritius Telecom, the telecommunications service provider in the East African country, Mauritius, bagged the deal for the deployment of fiber optics on Rodrigues Island, the tenth district of Mauritius. Launched in the year 2015 by the Central Procurement Board (CPB) for the submarine optical fiber on Rodrigues island, the tender offer has been won by [...]

SES and Globecast collaborates for the expansion of TRT World over sub-Saharan Africa

SES, satellite operator and Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, has entered into a partnership to expand the reach of TRT World over the sub-Saharan African regions. TRT World, the international Turkish news platform began its broadcast in the beginning of this year from ASTRA 19.2 degrees East, ASTRA 28.2 degrees East, and SES-5 [...]

Angola completed first phase of submarine fiber optic cable deployment

The deployment of submarine fiber optic cable of South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) is in good way. Moving at a high-speed rate and connecting Angola to Brazil, the first phase of the deployment has been completed with Angola Cables SA, the telecommunications operator of fiber-optic telecommunications cables. In a recent statement, the telecom company has [...]

The ADB approves funding for Trans-Saharan Fiber-optic Ridge between Algeria, Niger, Nigeria and Chad

The African Development Bank (ADB) has given its approval for funding the Trans-Saharan Fiber-optic Research project for the interconnection of Algeria, Niger, Nigeria, Mali and Chad. The new has been announced by Boubacar Sidiki Traore, the representative of the ADB in Algeria. In the first phase the Trans-Saharan Fiber-optic Ridge project, the four countries namely [...]

Cable operators file lawsuit against Conatel over Tigo’s DTH license in Paraguay

The Association of Cable Operators of the Interior has filed a lawsuit against the Paraguayan National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) for grating Tigo the license to operate DTH services, Última Hora reported. According to the members of the cable association, the Paraguayan regulator, chaired by Teresita Palacios, did not carry out a rigorous analysis on the [...]

Argentina moves forward with FTTH deployment

The president of the state-owned telecommunications company Arsat, Rodrigo de Loredo, supervised the work of the new fiber optic network that will link the cities of San José (in the province of Misiones) and Ituzaingó (Corrientes) in Argentina, within the framework of the Federal Internet Plan. De Loredo anticipated that the work, which has an [...]

EUTELSAT 7 West A satellite brings Echourouk News in HD in Algeria

Echourouk News, the news channel of Algerias Echourouk Media has announced its selection of EUTELSAT 7 West A satellite, to broadcast its high definition (HD) version in Algeria. Echourouk News is a very popular channel in Algeria and provides news 24/7 from the Arab world in both Arabic and French language. The channel intends to [...]