In wake of news this week that the first homes in Parkhurst in Johannesburg have been connected to start-up Vumatel’s speedy fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network, Telkom has begun deploying home fibre infrastructure of its own in the leafy suburb. Telkom is rolling out home fibre to 22 suburbs in Gauteng, Cape Town and Durban as part […]
The hype storm around next generation connectivity has officially started brewing in the UK, with London mayor Boris Johnson pledging in July that Londoners would be whisked away to a mythical land of breakneck 5G mobile speeds by 2020 in which they would be ‘able to download an entire film in a second.’ But before […]
Nigeria’s Smile Communications has launched LTE broadband internet service in Abuja. The company said the Abuja roll-out, coming barely one year after its 2013 commercial unveiling of its network in Ibadan, and months after Lagos, followed more than three years of extensive testing and development.
Eircom has confirmed plans to build a new fibre to the home (FTTH) service that will compete with the €450m ESB and Vodafone network that received European Commission approval yesterday. Eircom’s new network will connect to 66 towns across Ireland and will be available at speeds of up to 1,000Mbps.
Researchers have developed a new fibre optic technology capable of transferring data at a rate of 255 terabits per second (Tbps) – more data than the total traffic flowing across the internet at peak time. The findings are described in the latest edition of the journal Nature Photonics as “like going from a one-way road […]