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Since last year, the broadband connectivity market in DR Congo has been seducing. The low internet penetration rate and the growing demand for broadband have attracted many international and local investors. The competition promises to be tough to the delight of consumers. The CSquared company, specializing in the construction and operation of fiber optic networks in Africa,...

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Telecom Egypt, Egypt’s first integrated telecom operator and one of the largest subsea cable operators in the region, has deployed Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Extreme coherent optical technology to maximise capacity along the Mediterranean segment of Telecom Egypt’s Middle East North Africa (MENA) submarine cable system and Egypt’s mesh network Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Extreme gives Telecom...

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Cameroon and Chad have reached a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on fibre optic interconnection between the two countries. The MoU was signed recently in Cameroon’s capital Yaounde by Cameroon’s Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, Minette Libom Li Likeng and Chad’s Minister of Posts and Digital Economy,Idriss Saleh Bachar. The new agreement covers several legal, economic...

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Stanlib Asset Management and New GX Investments, the investment vehicle of businessman Khudu Pitje, have partnered to create a new investment company to deploy fibre infrastructure in South Africa’s townships. The deal will result in the creation of a new digital infrastructure investment platform that will invest in fibre in underserved parts of the country as...

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In 2017, the government of Liberia decided to take advantage of CSquared’s telecoms infrastructure to accelerate the modernization of public service in Monrovia. This time, he has the ambition to reach the whole country. The Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) granted wholesale telecom infrastructure provider CSquared a national license on Tuesday (November 2nd). The signing of the related...

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Seacom, the company that built the first subsea fibre telecommunications cable to serve Africa’s east coast, has acquired the metropolitan fibre network of Kenya’s Hirani Telecom. The network will be incorporated into Seacom’s existing metro network in Nairobi, and will be under its full control, the company said in a statement on Wednesday. The value of...

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Frogfoot Networks, the open-access fibre provider, has acquired the fibre-to-the-home assets of Link Africa Western Cape for an undisclosed sum. The deal, which comes just months after MetroFibre Networx bought Link Africa’s fibre-to-the-home network in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, will help “solidify” Frogfoot’s position in the fibre market in South Africa, the company said in a statement...

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Liquid Intelligent Technologies has begun offering connectivity to communities in Kinshasa, having completed the deployment of a high capacity communications bridge between the city and neighbouring Brazzaville – on the other side of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)/Republic of the Congo border – using wireless optical communication (WOC) technology from US tech giant Alphabet’s...