Google-owned video-sharing website, YouTube, according to the company Chief Executive; Susan Wojcicki said the platform now has over 1.9 billion monthly active users and an average of over 180 million hours of watchtime on TV screens every day. "With the increasing penetration of smartphones, data becoming affordable and ever-growing availability of...
According to reports by VeriSigns, a total of ccTLD (country-code Top Level Domain) domain name registrations were approximately 146.3 million at the end of the first quarter of 2018, with an increase of approximately 0.2 million domain name registrations, or 0.1%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2017. ccTLDs increased...
U.S-based Internet and Communication company; VeriSign Inc. on Tuesday announced that the first quarter of 2018 saw approximately increase of 1.4 million (0.4% over Q4 2017) domain names registered, taking their total number to approximately 333.8 million across all top-level domains (TLDs) with .com (133.9 million) and .net (14.4 million)...
Seacom, leading Pan African telecommunications company announced on Tuesday that it has upgraded its key submarine network system from its southern and eastern African coastline landings into Europe at a total capacity of 1.5 terabits per second, adding 500G of new capacity on the system. The company reported that the latest upgrade,...
Qualcomm and Facebook have reached an agreement to work together towards Facebook's Terragraph technology to develop wireless broadband services in the 60 GHz band. The companies expect to begin trials of the integrated solution by mid-2019. For the unaware, Facebook’s Terragraph technology supports broadband connectivity through a network-based on millimeter-wave wireless...
Experts at the Africa Session of the International Telecoms Week conference in Chicago have described terrestrial fibre constraints as the mother of all bottlenecks hindering increased Internet penetration on the continent. During his presentation on the theme “Enabling Content on the African Continent”, Chief Executive Officer of the research firm,...
Starting September, Google Chrome will begin phasing out of the green "Secure" badge for all HTTPS sites. The latest development will not affect sites that are currently using the HTTP standard. This means that as announced previously, with version 68 in July, Chrome will begin marking all HTTP sites as "Not secure" in...
The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development at its 2018 Spring Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda 6-7 May, committed to concrete actions that will advance the roll-out of broadband around the world – and with it, much-needed digital connectivity, which is necessary for the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development...
Nokia on Monday said it has acquired California-based startup SpaceTime Insight to expand its Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio and IoT analytics capabilities. SpaceTime Insight provides machine learning-powered analytics and IoT applications for some of the world's largest transportation, energy and utilities organisations, including Entergy, FedEx, NextEra Energy, Singapore Power and Union Pacific Railroad....
Huawei Marine on Wednesday announced that the marine survey for its Pakistan & East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE) project is now underway. The PEACE submarine cable system will connect Pakistan, Djibouti, Kenya, Egypt, and other countries along the Red Sea with a total system length of 8,800km. The project was...