Category Archives: Cable

Arsat moves forward with Federal Internet Plan in Córdoba

Argentine telecommunications company Arsat and the Government of Cordoba province have signed a cooperation agreement for the installation of 109 technology cabinets, which will allow about 880,000 inhabitants to access the Federal Internet Plan. Specifically, the province of Cordoba will give Arsat free of charge and for 20 years, 109 sites in different parts of [...]

VTR to use AWS spectrum for residential broadband service

Chilean operator VTR (Liberty Global) will launch a new residential broadband service using the AWS spectrum the company obtained to enter the mobile market. VTR launched mobile telephony services in 2012, but then the company stopped using its own network and decided to become a virtual operator (MVNO), in 2014, using Telefónicas network. VTRs CEO, [...]

Telefónica drops FTA channel RBC from cable lineup in Peru

Telefonica del Peru removed from its cable TV lineup the free-to-air channel RBC and replaced it for its music channel Movistar Música. The Peruvian broadcaster expressed its disagreement with the decision and in a statement sent to the Superintendency of the Securities Market (SMV) denounced “abuse of the dominance position of Telefónica”, as reported digital [...]

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 [...]