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Another OTT Startup, Another Battle?

At around $3 per each genre-based channel package, VA-based KlowdTV’s streaming programming bundle seems unbelievably affordable. The platform, which went live less than a year ago, recently doubled its package offering with the addition of a 6-channel global news package including Bloomberg TV and Sky News International, and a 7-channel entertainment package including YouToo America […]

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Alcatel-Lucent Claims 300G Record

Also in today’s EMEA regional roundup: Mobily announces new CEO; Huawei’s 5G push in Europe; Telefónica bags La Liga matches. Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) is claiming a distance record for subsea data transmission, covering more than 10,000km using 300G technology in a trial at its research lab in Villarceux, France. The trial deployed 300G 8QAM (8 […]

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Telkom has reduced the price of its fibre-to-the-home services and Do bundles on DSL, with some bundles now 15% cheaper.

Telkom has reduced the pricing of its ADSL and fibre-to-the-home packages. The company said its broadband bundles are now up to 15% cheaper, which follows a recent reduction in pricing of its LTE and LTE-Advanced offerings. “The new Do Bundle prices start at R399 a month (reduced from R408 previously) for the Do Basic Bundle, […]

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Nigerian telcos looking for post-election stability in northern states

Given its potential for further growth, Nigeria’s large and fast growing telecom markets continues to attract considerable foreign investment. Far reaching liberalisation has enabled hundreds of companies, operating under a unified licensing regime, to provide a full range of telecom and value-added services. Mobile and broadband services are being rolled out rapidly, backed by new […]

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Nigeria Telephone penetration in year 2015

Nigeria’s telephone penetration now stands at 103.91 per cent, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said. The teledensity is contained in the commission’s Monthly Subscriber Data, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos, yesterday. According to the data, the country’s teledensity stands at 103.91 per cent as at the end of April, […]

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Nigeria begins 20% penetration journey

Having achieved 10 per cent penetration of its much-touted 30 per cent broadband penetration target, Nigeria has begun the journey to actualising the remaining 20 per cent broadband penetration, New Telegraph has learnt. Nigeria, two years ago, launched a National Broadband Plan (NBP) 2013-2018, designed to accelerate broadband from six per cent in 2012 to […]

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Avago Technologies to buy Broadcom for $37B

Avago Technologies has agreed to acquire Broadcom in a cash and stock transaction worth $37 billion (€33.8 billion). Assuming the deal goes through, the combined company is expected to have annual revenues of approximately $15 billion, making it the third largest communications chip maker behind Intel and Qualcomm. The deal would also be the largest […]

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Applied Optoelectronics Reports First Quarter 2015 Results

“Although first quarter revenue was below our initial expectations as a result of the previously announced 40G supply shortages, we delivered 22 percent year over year growth and maintained gross margin above 33 percent,” said Dr. Thompson Lin, Applied Optoelectronics Inc. (AOI) founder and CEO. “With steady shipments of 40G components from our external supplier […]

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IoT to deliver $1.9 trillion boost for logistics industry, says DHL and Cisco

The IoT will deliver a US$1.9tn boost to supply chain and logistics operations, according to a report by DHL and Cisco. And it estimates that $8tn will be generated through new connections over next decade. DHL and Cisco jointly released the trend report at the DHL Global Technology Conference in Dubai this month. DHL and […]

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NBN Co predicts up to 370,000 premises need work on HFC

NBN Co predicts that up to 10 percent of premises in footprint of the hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) networks will need to have infill completed before they can connect to the National Broadband Network (NBN). As part of revised agreements with Telstra and Optus, NBN Co will take over the HFC networks owned by the two […]