African Countries Affected by FALCON Cable Cut

African Countries Affected by FALCON Undersea Cable Cut By Paul Adepoju, ITWeb Africa January 16, 2020 Ethiopia, Sudan and Tanzania continue to be affected by the cable cuts to the FLAG Alcatel-Lucent Optical Network (FALCON) undersea cable off Yemen understood to have occurred on 9 Jan 2020. The FALCON cable is managed by Global Cloud [...]

2020-01-17T02:13:08-05:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , , |

GO to Connect Malta to France, North Eastern Africa

GO to connect Malta to France and North Eastern Africa By Times of Malta December 19, 2019 Barely a week after the unprecedented outage following an unrelated, simultaneous power-down on GO’s two submarine cables, the telecoms company has announced a multi-million Euro investment in a third new submarine cable system. This move by GO will [...]

2019-12-20T11:54:07-05:00December 20th, 2019|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , |

Angola Cables, Nokia Trial Direct Route to USA

Angola Cables and Nokia Trial First Direct Optical Fiber Link Between Africa and the USA Angola Cables Press Release November 13, 2019 Trial successfully completed in a collaborative effort to provide a direct, low latency Trans-Atlantic path from Luanda to Boca Raton. AfricaCom, Cape Town, South Africa - Angola Cables and Nokia have announced that [...]

2019-11-14T09:12:13-05:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Angola To Privatise Angola Telecom, Appoints New Board

Angola To Privatise Angola Telecom, Appoints New Board By Ogechi Onuoha, Space in Africa October 10, 2019 The Angolan president, João Lourenço, yesterday named a five-man new leadership for its major telecommunication company, Angola Telecom(AT), in line with its plans to restructure the company and later in the year privatise the wholly state-owned fixed telco [...]

2019-10-10T10:48:03-04:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , |

Angola Cables, AmLight to Develop REN Linking Florida, Africa

Angola Cables Partners With AmLight ExP for REN Linking Florida With Africa By Telecompaper October 4, 2019 Angola Cables and Florida International University's Center for Internet Augmented Research and Assessment (CIARA) have signed an MoU on joint development of a research and education network connecting Africa, the US and Latin America. The AmLight Consortium is [...]

2019-10-04T10:45:33-04:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , , , , |

MainOne Lands Submarine Cable in Cote D’Ivoire

MainOne Lands Submarine Cable in Cote D’Ivoire MainOne Press Release October 2, 2019 MainOne has finally landed its submarine cable in Grand Bassam, Cote D’Iviore, which is the final leg of the ongoing expansion to reach Senegal and Cote D’Ivoire. The Grand Bassam landing which follows the recent completion of the landing in Dakar Senegal [...]

2019-10-02T10:13:59-04:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , , |

Seacom’s Link Between Joburg, Cape Town Is Live

Seacom’s 1TB Fibre Link Between Joburg, Cape Town Goes Live By Admire Moyo, ITWeb September 30, 2019 Pan-African undersea cable operator Seacom has lit up a 1TB fibre line connecting Johannesburg and Cape Town. This was revealed by Byron Clatterbuck, CEO of Seacom, in an exclusive interview with ITWeb on Friday. The fibre link was [...]

MainOne Expands Data Center Footprint in Ghana

MainOne Expands Data Center Footprint in Ghana MainOne Press Release September 25, 2019 The Tier III facility will be constructed on 4,047 sqm land area in Appolonia City ACCRA, Ghana /APO Group/ -- MainOne (www.MainOne.net) has announced the expansion of its data center brand, MDXi (www.MDX-i.com), into Accra Ghana, in line with its ongoing West [...]

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 [...]