Broadband

Europe’s four biggest operators reportedly in talks to create EU-wide mobile network

Broadband, Business, Mobile
Despite owning large shares of independent markets across Europe, the continent’s major operators have reportedly entered talks with the view to creating an EU-wide mobile network capable of uniting national markets,the FT reports. According to the newspaper, telecoms executives from Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom, Telecom Italia and Telefonica met with the EU’s competition more

Counties to use wireless technology

Broadband
SOME counties will have to be served by the the 4G wireless technology instead of fibre optic cable as the government moves fast to cover all the parts of the country before next year. Information PS Bitange Ndemo said all the county governments have to be internet linked by December but they will not be relying on the cable connection only. more

The growth of Africa’s online and radio community

Broadband, Internet
The internet in Africa is limited by a lower penetration rate when compared to the rest of the world. Measurable parameters such as the number of ISP subscriptions, overall number of hosts, IXP-traffic, and overall available bandwidth all indicate that Africa is way behind the ‘digital divide’. Moreover, Africa itself exhibits an inner digital divide, with most internet activity and infrastructure concentrated in South Africa, Morocco and Egypt. more

WiMAX maintains momentum in Africa, Middle East

Broadband
Recent announcements from Africa and the Middle East show that WiMAX still has legs as carriers, vendors and governments pursue deployment of the technology in that region and the WiMAX Forum prepares to holds its first Middle East-focused event. Alvarion this week announced that longtime customer ETI in Guinea will use the vendor's 4Motion 802.16e WiMAX gear to expand its 2.5 GHz broadband network from the capital city, Conakry, to the entire country, covering an area of 94,981 square miles.  more: