Tanzania state-owned operator drives new broadband penetration project

06 October 2021

The Tanzanian government plans to use electricity infrastructure to deploy additional internet broadband connectivity and services across the nation – a project that will be by state-owned Tanzania Telecommunications Corporation Limited (TTCL).

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has joined forces with the country’s power utility company, the Tanzania Electricity Supply Company (Tanesco) to extend broadband connectivity using Tanesco’s infrastructure (electricity poles).

It is understood that the partnership will connect ten regions to the national fibre network and expand broadband to at least 4, 449km, more than double the planned 1, 880km in the 2021/2022 financial yea

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Facebook adds three countries to undersea cable project

06 October 2021

The Seychelles is one of three countries added to the project

The Seychelles is one of three countries added to the project

A consortium made up of US social networking giant Facebook and its telecommunications partners has added the Seychelles, the Comoros, and Angola as branches to the cable project, named 2Africa.

It brings to 26 the number of countries on or near Africa’s coastline which will be touchpoints for the high-speed internet project.

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LIT creates direct access to USA internet resources via a new POP connection

04 October 2021

David Eurin, CEO, Liquid Seaadded to the project

David Eurin, CEO, Liquid Sea
added to the project

Africans will now be able to benefit from a direct connection to the USA as Liquid Intelligent Technologies (LIT) opens an internet point of presence in Miami, connecting to the Liquid network via a South Atlantic subsea cable.

Part of Liquid’s east-west route between the US and Asia via Africa, the new POP is connected to its 100,000km of fibre across 11 countries on the continent and another 14 countries via the Operators Alliance Programme and Liquid Satellite Services. Businesses and consumers should be able to leverage a better connection to the US, giving them access to cloud services, OTT resources, internet content and “high-quality voice and video calls” with family and business partners.

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Connecting Nigeria’s unconnected

08 September 2021

Satellite broadband service YahClick and its partner Hughes Network Systems have partnered with core telecommunications services provider Global Communications Extension Services (GCES) to provide satellite connectivity for 9mobile in Nigeria.

YahClick, a service offered by global operator Yahsat, said its partnership with GCES will bring satellite connectivity to hundreds of cellular backhauling sites, delivering 9mobile with what is described as a reliable and robust means of rural connectivity across its entire Nigerian operations.

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