Optical fibre and satellite are driving two very different business models from Ekinops and World Mobile which could, potentially, boost African connectivity.
The US government has called for the Federal Communications Commission to throw out an application to deliver connectivity to Cuba through a subsea cable, stating concerns over national security.
Fibre to the home and fibre to the business (FTTH/FTTB) are continuing to make inroads into African markets, as indicated by recent announcements from operator Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) and pan-African full service network company Paratus in Botswana.
Vodafone Cook Islands has switched its internet services for the Cook Islands from Tahiti over to the new ‘western route’ of the Manatua-One Polynesia cable system to Sydney.
With the world’s biggest football competition only days away, Gulf Bridge International (GBI) has announced that it has deployed Infinera’s ICE6 800G optical engine to boost capacity ahead of the World Cup.