Lebanon Announces Five Year Growth Plan

Lebanese Telecommunication Minister said that the ministry plans to launch 4G services by the end of 2016 but aims to cover all of Lebanon by September 2016. The ministry is also planning to launch fiber optic services as well. For Fiber optic broadband services, the deployment will start with large corporations, until such services reach every town in Lebanon. The…

Fiber Optic Market News 4 March 2016

Aquiva to roll out $11m for fibre optic project Local internet access provider, Aquiva Wireless will this year invest about $11 million towards rolling out a fiber optic network project from Harare to Plumtree, a senior company official said. Aquiva Wireless is a communication solutions provider which offers satellite and fibre-based connectivity solutions in Africa. The company is a holder…

Fiber Optic Market News 3 March 2016

New fiber optic provider establishes itself in Charlottesville market A new fiber-optic Internet provider has established itself as a player in the Charlottesville market. Ting, a division of Tucows, bought out local Blue Ridge InternetWorks in 2014 and has since expanded their fiber optic network to reach nearly the entire city. Ting’s fiber optic network provision distinguishes the company in…

Indonesia Launches Palapa Western Ring Project

The Indonesian government has launched one of the country’s most ambitious projects, Palapa Western Ring project. The Government signed agreements with PT Palapa Ring Barat, which is a consortium of Moratel-Ketrosden Triamitra to build the fiber optic network connecting Indonesian islands in the Western region. The total cost of the Western Ring project is estimated at 1.28 trillion Indonesian Rupiah,…

Fiber Optic Market News 1 March 2016

Fiber optics will blow up cell phone speed Türk Telekom collaborates with Korea Telecom, which will test 5G technology at the 2018 Pyeong-Chang Winter Olympics. 4.5G and WiFi network will be use together to reach 5G speed for cell phones. Gigabyte speed was on the agenda at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) organized by Groupe Speciale Mobile Association in…