Tag: infrastructure

South African National Broadband Forum

I am getting quite excited about the upcoming South African Broadband Forum next week.  Inspired by the coalition that emerged in the United States to get broadband infrastructure investment on the political agenda in the run-up to the U.S. election,...

/ 18 March 2009

Cape Town – City of Fibre

On Wednesday this week, the City of Cape Town made the final approval to launch its ground-breaking municipal Broadband Infrastructure Project. Over the next two years, the City of Cape Town will invest close to R300 million in creating a...

/ 30 May 2008

ICASA: Death by Bureaucracy

“…broadband thrives on a mix of competition and active regulation, to ensure an open context.” This succinct summation comes from an Economist article from a couple of weeks ago entitled “Open up those highways“. Contrast this with news yesterday that...

/ 8 February 2008

African Undersea Cables

Mostly in order to keep them all straight in my head, I have compiled a list of African undersea cable initiatives and their features, investors, etc. Seacom EASSy TEAMs Infraco/AWCC IWTGC Cost (USD) 650 million 265 million 82 million 2...

/ 4 February 2008