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 Minister had announced in 2015 that fiber optic networks would be installed in Lebanon progressively over the next five years until the country would be totally connected through this technology.

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 that offers satellite and fibre-based connectivity solutions in Africa.

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.

Indonesia Launches Palapa Western Ring Project

The Indonesian government has launched one of the country’s most ambitious projects, the 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, which is around 96.3 billion US dollars.