Tag: terrestrial

SANRAL, MTN, Neotel and Vodacom are jointly installing more than 5000 km of fibre-optic network along South Africa's major highways. Two tubes are being installed for each operator. Each length of tubing is 1000 m long and there will be a manhole every 970 m. Fibre will be jointed at either 4 km or 8 km intervals.

How to Lower Costs on State-Owned Fibre Networks in Africa

TLDR; Create a vehicle for smaller operators to become part-owners of state-owned fibre backhaul networks “It costs more to get data to the coast than it does to get it the rest of the way to Europe!” Since the arrival...

/ 15 November 2016

How To Make The Digital Dividend Pay Out In Africa

Digital Divide, Digital Dividend, Digital Yadi-yadah.  You would be forgiven if the term Digital Dividend didn’t immediately resonate with you given the proliferation of all things “Digital” in recent years.  A quick reminder then.  The Digital Dividend refers to the...

/ 6 February 2013
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AfTerFibre – GitHub, KML, and finally a plan

The idea for AfTerFibre is simple enough. Distribute the load of gathering information on terrestrial fibre optic cable projects in Africa by creating an online resource that anyone can contribute to. When I conceived of this project, I just assumed...

/ 2 May 2012