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.Find out more
26 April 2019
Open-access fibre telecommunications firm Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) has marked its first network expansion into markets outside South Africa, by opening an office in neighbouring Zimbabwe.
The new Harare hub will be headed up by Simon Chimutsotso, who has “extensive experience” in rolling out telecoms infrastructure in Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa. DFA said it plans to roll out a highspeed fibre network in Zimbabwe, which will be made available on a wholesale open-access basis.Find out more