Category Archives: Cable

Argentina’s Federal Internet Plan connects 174 locations

The president of the state-owned telecommunications company Arsat, Rodrigo de Loredo, announced that since May 2016, 174 new locations have been connected to the Federal Internet Plan, covering around 9 million people. These locations are from provinces of Buenos Aires, Catamarca, Chaco, Chubut, Cordoba, Corrientes, Entre Ríos, Formosa, La Pampa, La Rioja, Mendoza, Neuquén, Río Negro, Salta, [...]

Plan Federal de Internet en Argentina sumó 174 localidades

El presidente de la empresa argentina Arsat, Rodrigo de Loredo, anunció que desde mayo de 2016 se conectaron al Plan Federal de Internet 174 nuevas localidades de todo el país. Según el directivo, en siete meses de gestión se beneficiaron más de 9 millones de argentinos. Las localidades se encuentran ubicadas en las provincias de Buenos [...]

CCTV strikes channel distribution deal with Eutelsat

China Central Television (CCTV), the Chinese state broadcaster, has sealed a new channel distribution deal with Eutelsat Communications, the satellite operator. The pact is a long-term on whereby CCTV will be broadcasting three of its flagship channels in High-Definition (HD) across the region of Middle East and North Africa. Now available in HD in Chinese [...]

ShowMax teams up with SEACOM to improve service delivery in East Africa

ShowMax, the video-streaming service of Naspers, has announced its partnership with SEACOM, the submarine cable operator in the East and West coasts of Africa. Following this, SEACOM will fasten its data service provided in Kenya. The catching servers of ShowMax will be hosted by SEACOM. Customers experience will be enhanced with the local ISPs lowering [...]

Cablevisión to double network capacity with Ciena’s 200G solution

Ciena announced that Cablevisión Argentina will double its network capacity with Cienas 200G solution to meet the surging demands for high-speed internet and video offerings including multiplatform service Flow. According to Ciena, as Cablevisión Argentinas customers have migrated from analog cable TV to high-definition digital packages, the demand on its metro network has increased by [...]

Cablevisión duplicará la capacidad de su red con solución de Ciena

Ciena anunció que Cablevisión de Argentina duplicará la capacidad de su red con la solución de 200G, lo que le permitirá hacer frente a la creciente demanda que generará su nueva oferta de servicios de internet y video de alta velocidad, incluyendo la plataforma Flow. Con la migración de los clientes de Cablevisión Argentina hacia [...]

Brazil adds 61,000 fixed broadband subs in October

A base de clientes de banda larga fixa aumentou em 61,45 mil assinantes em outubro (+0,23%), totalizando 26,6 milhões, segundo os dados da Anatel. No entanto, nos últimos doze meses o serviço apresentou aumento de 4,28%, 1,1 milhões de assinantes. O xDSL é a tecnologia mais utilizada do país com 50,40% de participação. O cable [...]

Internet undersea cable through the Horn of Africa costs 100 million USD

Internet connectivity via undersea cable has been proposed to provide internet redundancy for the Horn of Africa region and is expected to cost around 10.2 billion KES (100 million USD). The distance to be covered will extend over 4700 kilometres with the Djibouti-Africa Regional Express (DARE) agreement. Partnering with the governments and numerous telecoms operators [...]