Fishermen Cable Committee Receives Partnership Award

Fishermen’s Cable Committee Receives Partnership Award By The Astorian June 20, 2019 The Oregon Fishermen’s Cable Committee Inc. (OFCC), an Astoria-based nonprofit that works with commercial fishermen and subsea fiber-optic cables, received the Department of State Lands 2018 Partnership Award from the State Land Board June 11 in Salem. The award, based on innovation, consistency, [...]

2019-06-20T10:19:47-04:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , , |

Political Stability Boosts Mobile Penetration in Solomon Islands

Political Stability Boosts Mobile Penetration in Solomon Islands – R&M By James Barton, Developing Telecoms June 12, 2019 In recent years, the Solomon Islands have stabilised both politically and economically and this, along with improvements to mobile infrastructure has led to a sharp rise in mobile penetration. According to a new report from Research & [...]

Fibre Optic Cable Driving Down Access Pricing in Zambia

Fibre Optic Cable Driving Down Access Pricing in Zambia – R&M By James Barton, Developing Telecoms June 12, 2019 Zambia is focusing on developing ICTs to spur growth in the digital economy, according to a new report from Research & Markets. Consumers have benefited from access to international submarine fibre optic cables within the landlocked [...]

2019-06-12T10:37:57-04:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , |

Huawei Turns to Africa to Offset US Blacklist

Huawei Turns to Africa to Offset US Blacklist By France 24 June 9, 2019 As the US leads a drive for the West to shun Huawei over security fears, the Chinese tech giant has sought to strengthen its position in Africa, where it is already well-established. Huawei has taken a leading role in developing next-generation [...]

2019-06-10T11:20:56-04:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , , |

Broadband Infraco Intensifies Role in Connecting SADC

Broadband Infraco Intensifies Its Key Role in Connecting SADC By IT News Africa June 7, 2019 Great network infrastructure, sound financial support and meaningful partnerships are key to unlocking potential growth for the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Chief Executive Officer for Broadband Infraco, Andrew Matseke, says South Africa, which currently acts as the gateway [...]

Mark Boxer of OFS Honored for Fiber Industry Excellence

Mark Boxer of OFS Honored for Fiber Industry Excellence OFS Press Release June 3, 2019 Orlando, FL — Mark Boxer, Applications Engineering Manager of OFS, received the Photon Award for excellence in the fiber industry. At its Fiber Connect show in Orlando, Florida, the Fiber Broadband Association honored two extraordinary organizations and one individual for [...]

China’s Huawei to Sell Undersea Cable Business

China's Huawei to Sell Undersea Cable Business, Buyer's Exchange Filing Shows By Sijia Jiang, Reuters June 3, 2019 HONG KONG (Reuters) - Huawei Technologies Co Ltd plans to sell its undersea telecom cable business, showed a buyer’s filing on Monday, in its first major asset sale since the United States ratcheted up accusations of the [...]

2019-06-03T10:02:42-04:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , |

Camtel Officially Opens Shareholding

Camtel Officially Opens Shareholding By IT Web Africa May 31, 2019 State-owned telco Cameroon Telecommunications (Camtel) is poised to generate more revenue by selling shares to public and private investors after officially opening up its capital. This follows a decree issued by the country's President Paul Biya on 28 May 2019. "Camtel's shareholding may be [...]

2019-05-31T11:01:32-04:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , , , |

WFN Strategies Receives Presidential “E” Award for Exports

WFN Strategies Receives Presidential "E" Award for Exports WFN Strategies Press Release May 23, 2019 STERLING, VIRGINIA — Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presented WFN Strategies with the President’s “E” Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. In total, Secretary Ross honored 48 U.S. companies with the President’s “E” Award, the [...]

Bermuda to Promote Tech Cable Corridor at SubOptic 2019

Bermuda to Promote Tech Cable Corridor at SubOptic 2019 Bermuda Business Development Agency Press Release April 8, 2019 Hamilton, Bermuda, April 7, 2019—A Bermuda delegation attending a high-profile conference for the global submarine cable industry this week will promote the island as a strategic Atlantic landing hub for fibreoptic corridors. SubOptic, a triennial event being [...]

2019-04-08T10:27:39-04:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , , |