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Tunisia: Tunisia’s International Bandwidth Reaches 190 Gbps, December 2016

Show on map   Tunisia’s international Internet bandwidth reached 190 Gbps at the end of December 2016, according to latest data published by the Ministère des Technologies de l'information et de la Communication (Mincom). This was an annual growth rate of 6% increase compared to 180 Gbps in December 2015 (see Tunisia: Tunisia’s International Bandwidth Reaches 180 Gbps, December 2015). Mincom reports that Tunisia’s international bandwidth was 130 Gbps in December 2014, 90 Gbps in December 2013, 82.5 Gbps in 2012, and 60 Gbps in 2011. Source: Mincom  Read More →


Senegal: Senegal’s International Bandwidth Reaches 35 Gbps, December 2016

Show on map   Senegal’s international Internet bandwidth reached 35 Gbps in December 2016, according to latest data released by l’Autorité de Régulation des Télécommunications et des Postes du Sénégal (ARTP). This compares to 9.014 Gbps five years ago in December 2011 (see Senegal: Senegal’s International Bandwidth Reaches 9.014 Gbps, December 2011). Senegal is connected to the Atlantis-2, SAT-3 and ACE submarine cables, and also provides international bandwidth to its neighbouring countries of Mauritania, Mali, Guinea, Guinea Bissau and The Gambia. Source: ARTP  Read More →


Egypt: Egypt’s International Bandwidth Increases by 74% During 2016

Show on map   Egypt’s international Internet bandwidth reached 1.137 Tbps by December 2016 according to latest statistics published by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), a 74% increase compared to 652.35 Gbps in December 2015 (see Egypt: Egypt’s International Bandwidth Reaches 652 Gbps, December 2015). Egypt’s international Internet bandwidth reached the milestone of 1 Tbps in the second half of 2016. MCIT reported that Egypt had reached 1,032.77 Gbps by September 2016, compared to 991.63 Gbps in June 2016 and 652.35 Gbps in December 2015. Egypt’s international bandwidth was 471.340 Gbps in December 2014, 253.455 Gbps in 2013, 213.219 Gbps in 2012, and 185.738 Gbps in 2011 according to MCIT. Africa’s total international Internet bandwidth reached 4.555 Tbps in December 2015, and at current growth rates was on target to reach 7 Tbps by the end of 2016 (see Africa: Africa’s International Bandwidth Reaches 4.6 Tbps In 2015). Source: Ministry... Read More →


Mauritius: International Bandwidth of Mauritius Increases by 99.5% During 2016

Show on map   The international Internet bandwidth of Mauritius increased by 99.5% during 2016 to reach 42.5 Gbps by December 2016, according to latest statistics released by the Information and Communications Technology Authority (ICTA). This compared to 21.305 Gbps in 2015 (see also Mauritius: International Bandwidth Of Mauritius Reaches 21 Gbps, December 2015), 17.077 Gbps in 2014, 11.921 Gbps in 2013, 8.274 Gbps in 2012, and 5.806 Gbps in 2011 (source: ICTA). Mauritius Telecom has also reportedly won the tender issued by the government valued at some USD 98 million to deploy a submarine cable to the outlying island of Rodrigues. Under the terms of the tender, the operator will provide 10 Gbps to Rodrigues until the fifth year of service, 30 Gbps until the tenth year of service, 50 Gbps until the fifteenth year, and 100 Gbps until the twentieth year of service. Meanwhile, in November 2016 IOX Cable Ltd announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Mauritius... Read More →


Kenya: Kenya’s International Bandwidth Reaches 860 Gbps, December 2016

Show on map   Kenya’s international Internet bandwidth reached 860.570 Gbps in December 2016 according to latest statistics released by the Communications Authority (CA). This was an annual increase of 0.7% compared to 854.551 Gbps reported in December 2015, which rose to 861.720 Gbps in March 2016 and 877.775 Gbps in June 2016, but then dropped back to 839.775 Gbps by September 2016 (see Kenya: Kenya’s International Bandwidth Reaches 855 Gbps, December 2015). The CA also reported that Kenya’s international bandwidth was 498.121 Gbps in 2014, 365.413 Gbps in 2013, 328.641 Gbps in 2012, and 52.938 Gbps in 2011 (source: CA/ CCK). The total figure of 860.570 Gbps in December 2016 was reported as the ‘international Internet connectivity bandwidth’, compared with 2,028.743 Gbps of ‘international Internet available bandwidth’. Of the total of 860,570 Gbps in December 2016, 860.300 Gbps was provided by submarine cable, and 270.3 Mbps was provided by satellite. Source: Communications... Read More →


South Africa: Broadband Infraco’s National Fibre Backbone Reaches 14,661-Km During 2016

Show on map   Broadband Infraco, the state owned wholesale provider, announced in its 2016 annual report that its national fibre optic backbone reached 14,661-km in length and had 156 points of presence (PoPs). This was an increase of some 420-km during the year, and compares to approximately 14,000-km in 2014, and 13,612-km in 2011 in (see South Africa: Broadband Infraco’s National Fibre Backbone Reaches 13,612-Kms in 2011). The operator’s national long distance fibre optic network currently utilises DWDM equipment, providing a number of 2.5 Gbps, 10 Gbps and 40 Gbps lambdas along the majority of fibre routes. The maximum capacity on some routes now goes up to 170 Gbps, said the operator, adding that it had notably completed the upgrade of the fibre link from Oberholzer to Ramatlabama during the year allowing more services to be provided to neighbouring Botswana. Source: Broadband Infraco  Read More →


Uganda: NITA-U Completes Phase 3 of National Fibre Backbone, Phases 4 and 5 Planned

Show on map   In January 2017, the National Information Technology Authority of Uganda (NITA-U) announced that the third phase of the National Data Transmission Backbone Infrastructure and eGovernment Infrastructure (NBI/EGI) was completed in December 2016 covering the Districts of Masaka, Mbarara and Kabale. Phase 3 extends connectivity to the border points with Tanzania and Rwanda at Mutukula and Katuna respectively. NITA-U said that the following fibre links had been completed: Kampala - Masaka, Masaka - Mutukula, Mbarara – Kabale, Kabale - Katuna and Kyenjojo - Hoima. In May 2016, NITA-U announced that it has started the implementation of the third phase of the NBI (see Uganda: NITA Implementing Third Phase of NBI National Fibre Backbone). The first phase of the NBI comprised 198-km of fibre network connecting Kampala (the capital), Mukono, Jinja, Bombo and Entebbe. The second phase comprised 1400-km of fibre network connecting Busia, Tororo, Mbale, Malaba, Kumi, Soroti, Lira,... Read More →


Morocco: Morocco’s International Bandwidth Reaches 650 Gbps, December 2016

Show on map   Morocco’s international Internet bandwidth reached 650 Gbps in December 2016, an annual increase of 44%, according to latest statistics released by ANRT. Morocco’s international bandwidth was 450 Gbps in December 2015, unchanged from the end of 2014 according to ANRT, compared to 412 Gbps in December 2013, and 266 Gbps in 2012 (see Morocco: Morocco’s International Bandwidth Reaches 450 Gbps, December 2014). Source: ANRT  Read More →


Rwanda: Rwanda’s International Bandwidth Increases By 23.9% During 2016

Show on map   Rwanda had a total (inbound plus outbound) international Internet bandwidth of 19.024 Gbps in December 2016, according to latest figures published by the Rwanda Utilities and Regulatory Agency (RURA). This was a 23.9% increase compared to 15.352 Gbps in December 2015, and compares with 11.934 Gbps in 2014, 10.222 Gbps in 2013, 8.108 Gbps in 2012, and 4.280 Gbps in 2011 (note revised historic totals reported by RURA, see also Rwanda: Rwanda’s Total International Bandwidth Increases By 10.4%, December 2015) The total international bandwidth of 19.024 Gbps reported in December 2015 was a split between 10.362 Gbps of inbound (‘downlink’), and 8.662 Gbps of outbound (‘uplink’) bandwidth, according to RURA. Total inbound international bandwidth was split between BSC (2.810 Gbps), KTRN (2.017 Gbps), MTN Rwanda (1.705 Gbps), Airtel (1.420 Gbps), Liquid Telecom (1.0 Gbps), TiGO (900 Mbps), Axiom Network (200 Mbps), ISPA (200 Mbps), New Artel (60 Mbps), and 4G Network... Read More →


Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe’s International Bandwidth Increases By 107% During 2016

Show on map   Zimbabwe’s used international Internet bandwidth reached 32.645 Gbps by the end of December 2016, according to latest statistics released by the Postal and Telecommunications Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ). This was a 107% increase compared to 15.785 Gbps in December 2015 (see Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe’s International Bandwidth Increases By 43% During 2015). This total used international Internet bandwidth of 32.645 Gbps in December 2016 was split between Liquid Telecom with 17.095 Gbps, TelOne with 12.210 Gbps, Powertel with 1.860 Gbps, Dantemutande with 1.160 Gbps, and Africom with 320 Mbps. In its Q4 2016 sector performance report, POTRAZ reports that the equipped international bandwidth reached 75.975 Gbps in December 2016, split between Liquid Telecom with 60 Gbps, TelOne with 12.400 Gbps, Powertel with 1.860 Gbps, Dantemutande with 1.250 Gbps, and Africom with 465 Mbps. The total of 75.975 Gbps in December 2016 was a 283% increase compared to 19.864 Gbps of equipped... Read More →