Several privately owned Chinese enterprises are challenging state-owned telecom operators by offering gigabyte broadband access services, pushed by strong market demand and government support, according to a report from Chinese internet portal Sohu.com. The number of fixed broadband users in China has reached 200 million, 36.6% of which are 8M and beyond-8M broadband users, with […]
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull reiterated the importance of the National Broadband Network (NBN) for regional and rural Australia in an address to the NBN Rebooted conference in Sydney last week. In addition to renewing the government’s commitment to strengthened satellite provision in 2015, Minister Turnbull stated the government and NBN Co are “looking to more […]
Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) recently began building its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network in Parkview and Greenside East, and initial speed results from the fibre connections are impressive. DFA is currently rolling out a fibre network capable of delivering Internet connections of up to 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) to residents and businesses in the area. A […]
Airtel has selected Ericsson to launch a new, nationwide LTE (Long Term Evolution) 800 MHz network in response to the increasing demand for mobile broadband services in Seychelles. Ericsson provides the equipment and software, which include the multi-standard radio base station equipment from the Ericsson RBS 6000 family, LTE RAN software. The network vendor will […]
According to Cell C CEO Jose dos Santos, to bring down broadband costs South African network operators have to combine their networks and share resources. Dos Santos has now clarified his comments, saying that he is in favour of consolidation in the market. However, the consolidation should allow small players to stay in the game.