Google talks Loon and connectivity at AfricaCom

At a busy keynote session at AfricaCom in Cape Town this morning, Google’s South Africa Country manager Luke Mckend talked about some of the ways in which the internet giant is looking to help bring connectivity to the continent.

Winners announced at the 2015 Telecoms.com Awards

The great and the good from the global telecoms industry congregated in London last night for the 2015 Telecoms.com Awards, celebrating outstanding achievements across the sector this year.

Huawei CEO calls for harmony as the dawn of IoT looms

By 2020 Huawei will have 6.7 billion mobile broadband users on 1Gbps network with a billion devices connected to the Internet of Things if everything goes to plan, according to Ken Hu, Huawei’s CEO.

BT, Alcatel-Lucent reach 5Gbps over copper in XG.Fast lab trial

A joint BT and Alcatel-Lucent experiment has achieved throughput speeds of 5 Gbps in lab conditions as they explore the potential of a variation on G.fast broadband technology (XG.FAST). The technology also reached a speed of 1.8 Gbps over a distance of 100 metres, in early experiments on this new networking type.

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