Fixed broadband subscriptions in sub-Saharan Africa tipped to grow three-fold in 2023 – Ovum report

16 May 2019

Fixed broadband subscriptions in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are tipped to multiply three-fold to 17 million in 2023, from the current levels of 6.6 million, according to Ovum, a London-based global technology research and advisory firm.

The report, called Fixed- Wireless Access Broadband Drives Development in sub-Saharan Africa, said that the region’s legacy of poor fixed-network coverage represents a significantly large and untapped market for broadband service providers. However, strong demand for broadband connectivity in SSA is not being adequately addressed by wireline technologies such as XDSL and fibre.

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Telecom Namibia opens teleshop in Nkurenkuru

16 May 2019

Telecom Namibia has officially opened a teleshop in Nkurenkuru and launched its services in various parts of Kavango West Region.

The telecom service provider’s acting chief executive officer Calvin Muniswaswa said that multi-service access node (MSAN) has been installed in certain parts of the region.

 

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PCCW completes Mozambique internet upgrade

16 May 2019

PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, the Hong Kong telecom service provider, has completed a major internet infrastructure upgrade in Mozambique.

The upgrade of its internet backbone will improve connectivity in the traditionally underserved southern African nation and vastly improve international communications and increase the number of internet users in the country while lowering overall connectivity costs.

 

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