African Terrestrial Fibre

Africa Telecoms Infrastructure in 2016

Welcome to the 3rd annual review of telecommunications infrastructure development in Africa.  A bit like my taxes this year, this review is coming a bit late but is still relevant, especially in the context of the previous reviews helping to frame the arc of change of the last three years.  The review contains links to over 120 news articles on telecom development in Africa in 2016.

The Case for Open Data in Telecoms

The landscape of telecommunications is changing.  The mobile revolution is maturing and entering a new phase of slower growth.  The rapid spread of fibre optic networks is increasing the ability of existing operators to deliver broadband but is also opening up possibilities for new players.  The value of being “connected” continues to grow even as the cost of access slowly comes down.

AfTerFibre 2016

It is now nearly five years since I first dreamt of a public map of African terrestrial fibre projects.  Inspired by the popularity of the map of African Undersea Cables, it seemed a natural next step as investment in terrestrial networks has grown.  The project turned out to be a lot harder than I imagined.

Africa Telecoms Infrastructure in 2015

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Annual Review

Welcome to the 2nd annual review of telecommunications infrastructure development in Africa.

Fibre And Other Laws of Infrastructure

Last Sunday, I was fortunate enough to participate as a representative of  NSRC at an event at the United Nations to mark the launch of the US State Department’s new

A Gentle Plea to Telkom’s CEO

We recently sent a request to Telkom to send us a map of their terrestrial fibre network in South Africa.

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