Posts tagged as Safaricom

Telecoms developments in Africa – February 2017

  Project increases access to broadband The African Development Bank Group approved a loan of €31,4-million and a grant of €12,5-million to the Republic of Niger to finance the national component of the Trans-Saharan fibre-optic backbone (DTS) project. The project will increase access to broadband services to Nigeria and Chad. The 1510 km long optic […]

Telecoms developments in Africa – May 2016

  Connecting Africa and South America Angola Cables S.A and NEC Corporation said that the contract to build the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), a subsea fibre optic cable system to connect Africa and South America in the southern hemisphere, has come into force. SACS is scheduled to go live by mid-2018. The project cost $160-million […]

Telecoms in Africa – March 2014

  Experts debate strategy for getting a billion more online How can the digital divide be crossed to connect the remaining one billion people to the internet? A debate at the recent Mobile World Congress looked at barriers and opportunities as mobile operators and phone manufacturers pursue new customers in developing countries. The price of […]