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New Cable to Connect Nigeria With Seven Other Countries

New Submarine Cable System to Connect Nigeria With Seven Other Countries By Adeyemi Adepetun, The Guardian November 16, 2020 A new submarine cable system that is expected to boost Internet access across West Africa will connect Nigeria with Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, and Senegal. Named Djoliba, the infrastructure, which is based [...]

2020-11-16T11:57:10-05:00November 16th, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , |

EAIF, Proparco Back WIOCC

EAIF, Proparco Back WIOCC By Africa Global Funds October 5, 2020 Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) company, the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) has loaned $40m over 10 years in a debt package of $100m raised by the West Indian Ocean Cable Company (WIOCC). Proparco, the French development finance institution, was the transaction’s mandated lead [...]

2020-10-06T09:25:18-04:00October 6th, 2020|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , , |

Fugro Starts Shallow Water Survey for 2Africa

Fugro Starts Shallow Water Survey for 2Africa Fiber-Optic Cable Project By Marine Technology July 30, 2020 Offshore surveyor Fugro has kicked off its shallow water campaign for the “2Africa” subsea fiber-optic cable project. The cable project, once completed, will connect 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe and deliver more than the total [...]

2020-07-30T10:16:55-04:00July 30th, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , |

Somalia Internet Restored Temporarily

Somalia Internet Restored Temporarily, As Ministry Asks Operators to Be More Vigilant By Horn Observer July 27, 2020 (Mogadishu – July 27, 2020) Internet service has temporarily been restored to South and Central Somalia after Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System (EASSy) remotely switched on the branching unit by re-configuring the power set-up temporarily as Sudan [...]

2020-07-28T10:19:57-04:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , , , |

Aga Khan Bids to Buy Fibre Cable Seacom

Aga Khan Bids to Buy Fibre Cable Seacom By Frankline Sunday, The Standard July 25, 2020 The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (Akfed) has made a bid to fully acquire Africa’s premier fibre optic undersea cable firm, Seacom, in a move set to realign the regional broadband market. According to an inquiry notice from [...]

2020-07-27T09:19:09-04:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , , |

Facebook to Deliver Over $200B in Economic Benefits

Facebook Connectivity Investments to Deliver Over $200 Billion in Economic Benefits By Robert Pepper, Facebook July 6, 2020 The importance of reliable, affordable internet connectivity has become more apparent to many people adapting to new ways of life during the coronavirus pandemic. Yet, 3.5 billion people around the world remain unconnected to the internet. Closing [...]

MainOne Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

MainOne Celebrates 10 Years of Enabling West Africa’s Digital Revolution MainOne Press Release June 29, 2020 Since inception, MainOne has invested in over $400m in infrastructure in West Africa as part of its efforts to bridge the digital divide and enable the digital economy LAGOS, Nigeria -- MainOne (www.MainOne.net), West Africa’s leading provider of Wholesale [...]

2020-06-29T10:01:59-04:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , , |

Africa Telcos Threatened As Facebook, Google Plan Cable

Telcos Threatened As Facebook, Google Plan Subsea Cable By Punch Nigeria June 8, 2020 Telecoms operators have expressed worry that the unchecked deployment of undersea cables and fibre optic infrastructure in Nigeria will threaten their survival. They said that free access to Internet services that Over The Top players such as Facebook offered was a [...]

U.S.-Japan Dueling China for Influence in Indo-Pacific

U.S.-Japan Dueling China for Influence in Indo-Pacific Region By The Asahi Shimbun June 1, 2020 On a weekday afternoon, the square in front of the Kenya National Archives in the capital of Nairobi is teeming with people waiting for buses, young couples out on dates and others getting off work. Looming a few meters overhead, mushroom-like [...]

MainOne Starts Construction of MDXi Data Center

MainOne Commence Construction Work at MDXi Data Center in Appolonia City MainOne Press Release May 28, 2020 When completed, it will deliver best in class facility uptime and operational performance at very efficient shared services cost for hosting and operating core IT infrastructure and services ACCRA, Ghana /APO Group/ -- Consistent with the announcement of [...]

2020-05-29T14:11:48-04:00May 29th, 2020|Categories: Data Centers|Tags: , , , , , |