Safaricom Plans Fiber Optic Network Expansion

Kenyan Telecommunication service provider Safaricom Ltd plans to expand its mobile and fiber optic network. Safaricom will launch high speed broadband services to the homes to boost company’s growth. There is a growing demand for high speed broadband services from Kenyan subscribers, which the provider can translate into business. Safaricom had posted 17 percent rise in its annual earnings. Reuters…

Fiber optic cable factory in Africa

Furukawa to Build Fiber Optic Cable Factory in Africa

The Japan-based, global fiber optic product manufacturer Furukawa announces the start of preparations to build fiber optic cable company in Africa. The company news release did not mention any specific location of the cable factory. The decision to start fiber optic cable manufacturing company in the African continent was based on their global expansion plan. It was almost one year…

Telecom Italia Signs Broadband Test Deal with Fastweb

Reuters reports that Telecom Italia has signed an agreement with Swisscom unit Fastweb to test technologies that can bring ultra high speed broadband connections into Italian households using copper wires. Telecom Italia’s current investment plan is centered on upgrading its existing network and the company has been resisting calls by government officials to develop a wholly new fiber optic network. Telecom…

PT Telkom Indonesia Develops Luwuk Tutuyan Cable System

Indonesia’s state owned telecom operator PT Telkom invests in developing a fiber optic network infrastructure connecting Sabang and Merauke in Eastern part of the country. The cable system named as Luwuk-Tutuyan Cable System is intended to connect eastern part of Indonesia with high speed telecommunication services. Luwuk-Tutuyan Cable system’s segment to connect East Sulawesi and North Sulawesi spans over 345…

STN Gets Approval to Build Fiber Optic Network in Yates

Southern Tier Network (STN) will build an open access fiber optic network for Yates County. The county Legislature had approved entering into an agreement with the company to build the network. The decision came in a special session of the legislature, following more than an hour and a half of executive session. The measure was passed unanimously by the legislators in…

EC to Approve Orange-Jazztel Merger

Orange’s proposal to take over Jazztel will get approval from European Commission. Reports suggest that European Commission is set to vote its approval for the acquisition of Spanish Telecom operator. The France based telecom operator, Orange had proposed 3.4 billion euros for taking over UK based Spanish operator Jazztel. Orange’s acquisition of Jazztel will have implications in Spanish broadband market….