Category Archives: Broadband

Batelco completes buyout of Cable & Wireless; includes Falklands, St Helena and Ascension services

Now let’s see what greater synergies and pricing are brought to the island to benefit the community. Batelco Group (Ticker: BATELCO), the regional telecommunications operator headquartered in Bahrain, today announced the finalisation of its recent acquisition of various companies from … Continue reading

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Deal promises faster internet and lower charges

Internet speeds on St Helena are to be doubled under a new ten-year communications contract signed between Cable & Wireless South Atlantic and the island government. Customers will also get a significant increase in the amount of data they can … Continue reading

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New Cable & Wireless deal heralds mobile phones

Mobile phone masts could soon be springing up across St Helena (except on the bits that are to have wind turbines). On Tuesday, 26 June 2012, executive councillors agreed the terms of a new telecommunications licence that should bring mobile … Continue reading

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‘Very high’ telecom charges prompt council debate

The “very high cost” of telephone and internet services in St Helena has been debated by its  executive council – as Cable & Wireless seeks to negotiate a new exclusive deal to provide telecoms on the island. The unscheduled discussion … Continue reading

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Efforts continue on St Helena broadband

The campaign to divert an underwater internet cable via St Helena continues to attract publicity around the world. The latest report is on the Computer Active website, which compares the island with an English village. It quotes Julian Morris, chief … Continue reading

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White Space: the broadband alternative for remote islands?

St Helena’s not the only remote island that can’t get broadband internet – but some of the more sparsely-populated outcrops of the British Isles may have found a way round the problem. It’s called “white space” (whatever that is), and … Continue reading

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Your views on broadband: ‘Mum’s asked me to stop sending photos’ (updated Tuesday 27 March 2012)

Internet access on St Helena is extremely slow and few islanders can afford to pay Cable & Wireless £120 a month for unlimited access. The government is investigating connection to a new undersea cable. Read our latest story – then comment, below: Firstly … Continue reading

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Internet cable for St Helena: ‘We’re interested’, says the Castle

The cost of connecting St Helena up to an undersea internet cable would be “very substantial”, according to the island government. It has confirmed that it is investigating the idea. But the man behind the Connect St Helena campaign has … Continue reading

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Minister reveals efforts to secure high-speed web link

New hope of faster and cheaper internet access for St Helena has emerged in the House of Commons in London. Members of Parliament have been told that St Helena Government (SHG) is trying to secure a high-speed broadband connection for … Continue reading

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Broadband campaign needs support, says Johnny

Expat Saint Johnny Clingham has expressed dismay on his blog that few people on St Helena have backed the campaign to secure high-speed broadband for the island. He fears islanders don’t understand what they’re missing. The entire island – population … Continue reading

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