Posts Tagged ‘South Africa’

Broadband News from Around the World: Sicilian Fiber, English Internet Brands and Cape Town Controversy

Africa, Broadband's Impact, Europe, Fiber, International March 17th, 2013

WASHINGTON, March 17, 2013 – A recent wrap-up of global broadband news included the following items: Islands of Sicily The telecommunications company BT has announced plans to fund a 3.7 million Euro plan to “bring high-speed fibre broadband to the isles of Sicily,” according to The initiative will facilitate unused fibre-optic cables that have […]

Americans Tap Into Mobile Networks to Share World Cup Experience

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, International, Mobile Broadband, Wireless July 26th, 2010

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2010 – Americans were among the largest group of people visiting South Africa during the World Cup soccer match played in June, according to mobile phone data from Aicent. More than 60 percent of Aicent’s data traffic came from customers of GSM operators in the United States, said Aicent, a provider of data network, messaging and roaming services for mobile operators.

Value Added Services to Raise $140 Billion in Revenues

Asia, Europe, Mobile Broadband, South America July 22nd, 2010

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2010 – Informa Telecoms & Media predicts that data plans and app stores are going to drive revenues up $140 billion over the next 4 years in emerging markets.

Value-added-service – or anything above simply voice service – revenues were $200 billion in 2009 and, according to new research from Informa Telecoms & Media, will rise to $340 billion in 2014.

Report Advocates Tax Relief in Telecommunications Sector

Asia, Broadband Updates, International, North America, South America July 21st, 2010

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2010 – According to a report released by the Global System for Mobile communications Association (GSMA), the key to spurring broadband adoption on in previously under-covered areas is targeted tax relief. According to the group’s summary of the study, “The study indicates how a reduction in special taxes applied to the telecommunications sectors in countries with different taxation approaches like Brazil, Mexico, Bangladesh and South Africa will translate into higher Mobile Broadband service adoption and more wealth creation reflected in additional GDP growth.”

Broadband May Meet Its Match During World Cup

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, International, Mobile Broadband, Wireless June 7th, 2010

LONDON, June 7, 2010 – Several factors are conspiring to make the 2010 football World Cup a testing time for Europe’s fixed and mobile broadband networks. The soccer tournament kicks off June 11 in South Africa. Europe has six of the world’s top eight footballing nations competing, and fanatical populations are desperate to keep up from office computers, mobile devices, home televisions or at a public venue for large-screen viewing.

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