Intelsat 39 launches successfully

Intelsat has announced the successful launch of Intelsat 39, which will provide video distribution and connectivity services for mobile network operators, enterprises, governmental entities, as well as aeronautical and maritime service providers operating in Africa,...

5G subscribers in Asia, North America will hit 1,1bn by 2023

The rollout of 5G technology will proceed at blistering pace, with the number of subscriptions in Asia and North America set to exceed 1-billion units by the technology’s fifth year of deployment, nearly triple the total for 4G during the same time period. By...

Ruckus Networks debuts WiFi 6 in Africa

Ruckus Networks recently completed its first WiFi 6 use case in Africa at The Fourth Session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) held in Nairobi Kenya. WiFi 6, also known as 802.11ax and the latest generation of WiFi, bridges the performance gap to deliver at ten...

Atomic Access slashes business fibre pricing

Atomic Access, a Cape Town-based fibre-only service provider, has announced new FTTB packages on the Octotel fibre network, with pricing reduced by as much as 40%. This follows a major pricing decrease from Octotel, which will take effect at the end of July 2019....

MetroFibre Networx starts micro-trenching in Nelson Mandela Bay

Summerstrand in Nelson Mandela Bay has become one of the first areas in the Eastern Cape to get fibre internet infrastructure installed using an innovative process called micro-trenching. The Nelson Mandela Bay council provided permission to MetroFibre Networx to...

Moscow plans to launch 5G network

Sergey Sobyanin, the mayor of Moscow, and Alexey Kornya, CEO of mobile network operator MTS, have signed an agreement on cooperation for the purposes of developing communication services and information-telecommunication technologies in the city of Moscow. The...