Posts Tagged ‘Telecomunications’

War And Business? The Telecom Case In Somalia

Despite the violence, a serious humanitarian crisis and an over 20 year conflict devastating the country, Somalia remains a thriving market for some businesses, reveals the Wall Street Journal in an article entitled “Telecom Firms Thrive in Somalia despite War, Shattered Economy”. Read the rest of this entry »

Africa-Europe fiber optic cable laid

MOMBASA, Kenya — East Africa took a big step toward joining the wired world Thursday with the launch of the first undersea fiber optic cable linking Europe to one of the world’s poorest regions.

Telecoms companies SEACOM and Cisco Systems ( CSCO – news – people ) said in a statement that Thursday’s start of broadband services will make fast Internet cheaper and more accessible in places like Kenya. Read the rest of this entry »

East Africa’s telecoms competition laboratory spurs fast growth, says new report

INTERNATIONAL. The top mobile markets in East Africa and the Indian Ocean islands are amongst the most liberalised on the continent.

The top three markets are Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda and they all have about 10 million subscribers.

Each of these three markets has been a laboratory for competition. For example, Tanzania has issued seven mobile licences and Uganda has issued six.

The number of operators has resulted in increased investment and marketing spend in the top three markets. And in all three countries, this competition has benefited African consumers as the cost of owning and using a mobile phone has fallen Read the rest of this entry »

Seacom finish line in sight

It will split in the northern Indian Ocean, with one leg running to the northern city of Mumbai and the other will travel up the Red Sea, across the Mediterranean and terminate in the French city of Marseille.

Today’s milestone in the project’s implementation includes the completion of the branching units and shore-ends necessary to direct the traffic to the landing stations across eastern and southern Africa. Seacom says all cable landing stations, including terminal equipment, have also been completed and are operational. Read the rest of this entry »