Angola Cables, TM Global Plot New Subsea Route for the Southern Hemisphere

Angola Cables and TM Global Plot New Subsea Route for the Southern Hemisphere By Chris Kelly, Total Telecom September 17, 2019 The Express Southern Hemisphere subsea cables connection will pave the way for a global digital highway stretching from South America to Asia, via Africa Angola Cables and TM Global have obtained a proof of [...]

MainOne to Land in Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire This Year

MainOne Says Cable System Will Land in Senegal in September, Cote d'Ivoire in October By Telecompaper August 30, 2019 MainOne has confirmed the scheduled landing of the MainOne submarine cable systems in Senegal in September and Cote d'Ivoire in October, reports CommunicationsWeek. The Cable Landing Stations (CLS) in Dakar and Abidjan are complete and ready [...]

SEACOM to Double Capacity for Cloud Compute Demand

SEACOM to Double Capacity As Demand for Cloud Computing Increases By Claire Wanja August 21, 2019 SEACOM says it will double the data capacity on its broadband submarine cable system from 1.5 terabytes to 3 terabytes. This they say will enable a greater number of businesses in Africa to utilise emerging technologies such as cloud [...]

2019-08-21T10:21:09-04:00August 21st, 2019|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , , |

Operating As a New-Age Telco for Africa Through Strategic System Decisions

Operating As a New-Age Telco for Africa Through Strategic System Decision Steve Briggs By Steve Briggs July 22, 2019 Key to being a new-age telco is listening to what customers are saying. Worldwide, we are functioning in an age where customers are increasingly knowledgeable around technology and connectivity, with people in touch with [...]

Sparkle Selects Djibouti Data Center as Its IP Hub in Africa

Sparkle Selects Djibouti Data Center as Its IP Hub in Africa Sparkle Press Release July 12, 2019 First Tier 3 carrier-neutral data center, Djibouti will allow Sparkle to deliver high performance IP and capacity services in East and South Africa Rome - Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten [...]

2019-07-12T10:40:56-04:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Data Centers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Google Announces Equiano Cable Linking Africa, Europe

Google Announces Equiano Cable Linking Africa and Europe By Peter Judge, Data Centre Dynamics June 28, 2019 Google has announced a new private submarine cable between Africa and Europe. Equiano will initially link Portugal to South Africa, with branches planned in Nigeria and potentially other African countries. Due to be in operation by 2021 and [...]

2019-06-28T11:05:15-04:00June 28th, 2019|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Seacom Set to Explore Fibre Opportunity Across Africa

Seacom Set to Explore Fibre Opportunity Across Africa By Kojo Essah, IT News Africa June 26, 2019 Seacom is a submarine communications system that launched Africa’s first broadband submarine cable system along the southern and eastern coastlines in 2009. The company has now set its sights on expanding its communications systems across more territories in [...]

2019-06-26T09:09:10-04:00June 26th, 2019|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , |

Huawei Turns to Africa to Offset US Blacklist

Huawei Turns to Africa to Offset US Blacklist By France 24 June 9, 2019 As the US leads a drive for the West to shun Huawei over security fears, the Chinese tech giant has sought to strengthen its position in Africa, where it is already well-established. Huawei has taken a leading role in developing next-generation [...]

2019-06-10T11:20:56-04:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , , |

Seacom Acquires FibreCo for National Coverage

Seacom Acquires FibreCo for National Coverage By IT-Online March 4, 2019 Seacom today formally announced the completion of the 100% acquisition of FibreCo Telecommunications. FibreCo owns and operates a national fibre network providing infrastructure and connectivity services across South Africa. The acquisition was made through Seacom South Africa. FibreCo’s network runs along South Africa’s highest-traffic [...]

2019-03-06T11:10:43-04:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , |

Globacom Upgrading Glo 1 to 100G

Glo Upgrades Glo 1 Capacity by 100G to Boost Data Service By Chike Onwuegbuchi, Nigeria Communications Week February 5, 2019 In a bid to boost its data services and remain preferred data services provider, Globacom has commenced upgrading its undersea cable, Glo 1 capacity by 100G. Mr. Bisi Koleoso, deputy chief operating officer, Technical, Globacom’ [...]

2019-02-05T10:35:30-04:00February 5th, 2019|Categories: Technology & Upgrades|Tags: , , , , , , |