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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: , , , , , |

AAE-1 Doubles Capacity with Infinera

Asia-Africa-Europe-1 Consortium Deploys Infinera to Double Capacity on Intercontinental Cable System Infinera Press Release May 26, 2020 Sunnyvale, Calif. – Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) announced today that Asia-Africa-Europe-1 Consortium (AAE-1), one of the largest consortium cable systems in the world today, has recently completed a significant upgrade with Infinera to boost capacity on its subsea network [...]

2020-05-26T10:18:01-04:00May 26th, 2020|Categories: Technology & Upgrades|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Building Africa’s Hyperscale Infrastructure

Building Africa’s Hyperscale Infrastructure By Chris Wood May 18, 2020 Africa is the world’s second largest and second most populous continent, and is in many regards the one most primed for ICT growth: according to the latest (March 2020) internet usage figures from Internet World Stats[1], only 39.3% of Africa’s estimated 1.34 billion population currently [...]

2020-05-19T06:15:46-04:00May 19th, 2020|Categories: Magazine|Tags: , , , , , , |

Beyond COVID-19: Reimagining the Future of Telecommunications

Beyond COVID-19: Reimagining the Future of Telecommunications By Byron Clatterbuck May 18, 2020 The world is currently facing a catastrophic health crisis. But beyond that, a dramatic reshuffling of the global economy, society and life as we know it is also taking place. Our priorities, predictions and planning are entirely different now as we try [...]

2020-05-19T05:15:53-04:00May 19th, 2020|Categories: Magazine|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

2Africa Submarine Cable System Announced

2Africa: A Transformative Subsea Cable for Future Internet Connectivity in Africa Announced by Global and African Partners Telecom Egypt Press Release May 14, 2020 China Mobile International, Facebook, MTN Global Connect, Orange, stc, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC announced today that they will partner to build 2Africa, which will be the most comprehensive subsea cable [...]

HMN Kicks off Senegal Horn of Africa Regional Express Cable

HMN Kicks off Senegal Horn of Africa Regional Express Cable HMN Press Release April 29, 2020 Tianjin - Huawei Marine Networks (HMN) today announced the kick-off of Senegal Horn of Africa Regional Express (SHARE) Cable. The system, as the first high-capacity direct link from the African continent to the offshore islands of Cape Verde, is [...]

2020-04-29T11:27:03-04:00April 29th, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , , |