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Nigerian Telcos, Others Test Gigabit Class LTE

Mon 12 Dec, 2016

Peak data speeds over 900Mbps were recorded using Ericsson Radio Access Network equipment and a Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE modem mobile test device.Gigabit Class LTE means up to one billion bits of information delivered to a mobile device in a mere second. In technical terms, that’s LTE Category 16.... Read more

Vandalism of Telcos Equipment Causing Poor Quality Service

Sat 03 Dec, 2016

Nigeria is currently witnessing a fresh wave of poor service delivery from telecommunications service providers due to unending vandalism and theft of equipment as well as vital installations, this is according to Punch report.... Read more

Nokia upgrades Spark’s fibre network to 200Gbps per wavelength

Fri 09 Dec, 2016

Nokia says it has supplied Spark with the first dense wavelength division multiplexing optical communications technology capable or carrying 200Gbps on a single optical wavelength, twice the current maximum presently supported on Spark’s network. It says the higher carrying capacity offered by the technology will enable Spark to meet rising customer bandwidth demand on existing network without huge investment in the network.... Read more

Fibre upgrade cost traps Britain in cyber slow lane

Mon 05 Dec, 2016

Britons desperate for faster broadband are unlikely to get it from a plan to separate the country's biggest network from BT unless the industry tackles how to pay up to 25 billion pounds ($76 billion) to upgrade to fibre-optic cables.... Read more

Telkom holds church to ransom

Sun 04 Dec, 2016

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa’s Tshitandani congregation in Louis Trichardt accuses Telkom of holding the church ransom. This follows Telkom’s delay in removing a telephone pole that is stopping the further construction of the church building at this stage. According to the church members, they had requested Telkom to remove the pole and cables to allow them to resume with the building project. ... Read more

Please Call Me with cash, inventor tells Vodacom

Sun 04 Dec, 2016

Vodacom is being accused of trying to shirk its obligation to pay Nkosana Makate for his Please Call Me invention after negotiations broke down two months ago. Now Makate has approached the Constitutional Court again to get the cellphone company to compensate him for the idea he gave it in 2000. The application was filed this week.... Read more

Dubai airports get free 5Gbps Wi-Fi

Sun 04 Dec, 2016

Dubai Airports has rolled out an upgraded Wi-Fi service across both Dubai International and Dubai World Central airports that allows passengers to access unlimited free high-speed. The airports authority said the new service was launched after extensive research into passenger expectations.... Read more

UK govt to launch £1bn fibre fund

Tue 22 Nov, 2016

Reports claim chancellor's autumn statement will also offer public funding for 5G trials. The U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer is expected to allocate more than £1 billion (€1.17 billion) of public funds to support ultrafast broadband deployment when he makes his Autumn Statement tomorrow.... Read more

Huawei Boasts Shared Spectrum Breakthrough

Tue 29 Nov, 2016

Huawei has unveiled a mobile spectrum management solution that could open up new possibilities for the dynamic and efficient sharing of valuable capacity. During a presentation at the company's Mobile Broadband Forum event near Tokyo, Edward Deng, president of Huawei's Wireless Solution division, presented CloudAIR, which the vendor is pushing as the third leg of its mobile cloud stool. (See Photos: MBB Forum 2016 Tokyo, Day 1 and Photos: MBB Forum 2016, T... Read more

Altice plans 10Gbps FTTH for its entire US footprint

Thu 01 Dec, 2016

Altice will extend fibre deeper into its existing hybrid fibre coax (HFC) network and leverage proprietary technologies developed by Altice Labs. The network will can support several simultaneous 4K streams within a single household. Altice, the French giant that expanded into the US with the acquisition of Cablevision/Optimum and Suddenlink, is the first major US cable provider to announce a large-scale fibre deployment plan for its footprint.... Read more

Amazon Truck Packs 100PB of Data

Fri 02 Dec, 2016

Amazon.com Inc.'s new Snowmobile trucks designed to store and transfer up to 100 terabytes of data per truck, or a total of 100 petabytes of data using Amazon's entire fleet. Amazon Web Services Inc. announced the new Snowmobile service at the company's re:Invent 2016 conference. According to AWS, users can move 100PB of data "in as little as a few weeks, plus transfer time." The company notes that the same transfer "could take more than 20 years to accom... Read more


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