Category Archives: Cable

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 [...]

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 [...]