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Iliad confirms JV with Digicel for mobile coverage in French overseas territories

Published 02 Jun 2020 10:21 CET | Caribbean, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Bart's

Iliad's subsidiary Free and Digicel have announced the creation of a joint venture company, confirming recent press reports. The partnership supports their common objective ...

Iliad's Free and Digicel to share mobile masts in French Antilles and Guiana

Published 26 May 2020 12:18 CET | Caribbean, French Guiana, Guadeloupe

Iliad's subsidiary Free has joined Digicel as a new shareholder in Madiacom, a Guadeloupe-based company created to pool assets from Digicel Antilles Francaises Guyane, ...

Guiana Space Centre to resume activities as govt plans easing of Covid-19 lockdown

Published 30 Apr 2020 14:18 CET | French Guiana

The Guiana Space Centre in French Guiana will gradually resume its operational activities starting from 11 May, following the temporary suspension announced on 17 March due ...

Orange, Free, SFR unveil more Covid-19 initiatives for French mobile users

Published 31 Mar 2020 10:13 CET | France, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique | Update: 01 Apr 2020 10:11 CET

Orange and its low-cost brand Sosh are helping mobile customers during the Covid-19 lockdown with an additional 10 GB when the data allowance within the plan runs out. The 10 ...

Guiana Space Centre puts launches on hold due to Covid-19 pandemic

Published 17 Mar 2020 08:25 CET | France, French Guiana, World

Launch campaigns at the Guiana Space Centre in French Guiana have been suspended until further notice because of the Covid-19 crisis. The move comes in response to measures ...

TDF inaugurates 4 mobile cell sites in French Guyana under white-spot programme

Published 24 Feb 2020 13:27 CET | French Guiana

Infrastructure operator TDF announced the inauguration of four mobile cell sites in French Guyana, located along the RN1 road between Kourou and Sinnamary. Part of the ...

Orange tops nPerf's mobile internet ranking in French Guiana, Guadeloupe and Martinique

Published 22 Jan 2020 17:17 CET | Caribbean, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique

Orange Caraibe delivered the fastest mobile internet speeds across French Guiana, Guadeloupe and Martinique, according to the annual study compiled by internet speed test ...

Canalbox maintains lead in nPerf's broadband speed rankings for Guadeloupe and Martinique

Published 20 Jan 2020 11:22 CET | Caribbean, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique

Canalbox, the brand of Canal+ Telecom, has retained the title of best fixed broadband service in Guadeloupe and Martinique in the annual study compiled by internet speed test ...

Mobile internet data speeds double in most French overseas territories – study

Published 03 Dec 2019 10:22 CET | France, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion, St. Bart's

French regulator Arcep has published its second report on mobile coverage and quality of service across the French overseas territories, highlighting a clear improvement ...

Marlink brings satellite-based internet to French Guiana

Published 29 Nov 2019 10:34 CET | French Guiana

Satellite connectivity provider Marlink announced the completion of a VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) network rollout throughout French Guiana. The project, which ...

Orange Caraibe's TV customers gain access to Netflix app

Published 16 Oct 2019 16:59 CET | Caribbean, French Guiana

Orange Caraibe announced the availability of the Netflix app on its IPTV platform for customers equipped with the latest UHD-compatible 'TV4' box. As already the case in ...

Orange Caraibe activates 900 Mbps LTE-A service

Published 31 Jul 2019 09:15 CET | Caribbean, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique

Orange Caraibe has started rolling out its latest LTE-A network upgrade, delivering a maximum download speed of 900 Mbps. The upgrade relies on tri-band carrier aggregation ...

Eutelsat 7C arrives in Kourou ahead of 20 June launch

Published 31 May 2019 16:24 CET | French Guiana, World

Eutelsat's newest broadcast satellite, Eutelsat 7C, arrived at the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana where it will be launched as a co-passenger on an Ariane 5 ...

Arianespace to launch 'SAR' satellite StriX-α aboard Vega for Japan's Synspective

Published 18 Apr 2019 20:39 CET | French Guiana, Japan

Synspective and Arianespace entered a contract to launch the satellite StriX-α, Synspective's first synthetic aperture radar (SAR) demonstrator satellite, into a ...

Altice Labs implements NGIN CCP for OMT

Published 05 Apr 2019 08:31 CET | French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique

Altice Labs has implemented the NGIN CCP advanced system for Outremer Telecom (OMT). The system will perform the functions of convergent billing and traffic control system ...

Competition authority eases Canal+ Telecom regulation in French overseas territories

Published 11 Feb 2019 16:10 CET | France, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion, St. Bart's

France's competition authority has published a ruling on the regulatory obligations under which Canal+ Telecom must operate in the overseas territories within the Atlantic ...

Canal+ Telecom tops nPerf fixed broadband speed rankings in Guadeloupe and Martinique

Published 05 Feb 2019 08:37 CET | Caribbean, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique

Canal+ Telecom earned the title of best fixed broadband provider in Guadeloupe and Martinique in a study compiled by nPerf based on performance metrics gathered throughout ...

Arianespace to launch two telecom satellites with Ariane 5

Published 30 Jan 2019 09:21 CET | French Guiana, World

Arianespace will orbit in February two telecommunications satellites on the back of an Ariane 5 rocket. The launch, which is its first in 2019, will take place at the Guiana ...

Orange inaugurates Kanawa undersea cable linking French Guiana and Martinique

Published 17 Jan 2019 12:06 CET | French Guiana, Martinique, South America

Orange has officially inaugurated its new submarine cable linking Kourou in French Guiana and Schœlcher in Martinique. Completed in under two years, the Kanawa project has ...

SFR tops nPerf's mobile internet performance study in French Guiana, Guadeloupe and Martinique

Published 14 Jan 2019 11:16 CET | France, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique

Altice France's SFR Caraibe subsidiary earned the title of best mobile internet provider in French Guiana, Guadeloupe and Martinique, in a study compiled by internet speed ...

Orange Bank launches services in Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique and Reunion

Published 12 Oct 2018 09:27 CET | France, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion

Orange Bank announced that its services are now available beyond mainland France, in Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, and Reunion. The launch matches the existing offer ...

Arcep authorises fixed LTE project in French Guiana

Published 17 Sep 2018 11:26 CET | French Guiana

French regulator Arcep has given its green light to a project that aims to bring fixed LTE services to eight municipalities in French Guiana, located in under-served areas. ...

Orange to add undersea cable linking French Guiana and Martinique

Published 19 Jul 2018 11:01 CET | Caribbean, French Guiana, Martinique

Orange Marine, the Orange subsidiary specialising in submarine communication, has started working on project Kanawa to lay a new fibre cable linking French Guiana and ...

Arcep expands mobile coverage mapping tool to French overseas territories

Published 11 Jul 2018 11:11 CET | France, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, Reunion

French regulator Arcep has published a report on mobile coverage and quality of service across the French overseas territories, coinciding with the announcement that its ...

Telespazio, Thales Alenia awarded Guiana Space Centre fibre contract

Published 30 Apr 2018 10:17 CET | France, French Guiana, Italy

Italy's Telespazio has announced that its Space Alliance joint venture with France's Thales Alenia Space has been awarded a contract to expand the fibre-optic communications ...