Africa needs at least another 300,000 kms of metro and interurban fibre to extend 4G coverage and be ready for 5G, according to “The Future of African Fibre Networks”, a new report by Xalam Analytics.
The emergence of Angolan wholesale carrier Angola Cables is shaking an already competitive African wholesale market. The company is set to become a top-three owner of African international capacity. What will it do with its considerable capacity surplus? The answer to this question has far-reaching implications for the future of African international bandwidth markets.
Netflix has launched its service in 130 countries, including 54 in Africa. We marvel at the audacity of rolling out this complex a service with this kind of scale. We are most intrigued by the underlying infrastructure subtext and we say African ISPs may well be the ones to bear the cost for this manna.