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 [...]

2019-03-06T11:10:43-05:00March 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’ [...]

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

Africa-1 Subsea Cable System Coming Closer to Reality

Africa-1 Subsea Cable System Coming Closer to Reality By CommsMEA staff writer December 27, 2018 A new cable system connecting South Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan and Europe is set come on line – and a number of regional telcos are helping to speed things along. Telcos and other parties met on December 11 in [...]

2019-01-03T11:22:12-05:00January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , , |

SACS to Boost Africa Connectivity via Teraco Data Centers

SACS Cable to Boost Connectivity in Africa via Teraco Data Centers By Malawi24 November 15, 2018 Teraco, Africa’s largest vendor neutral colocation data centre provider has said that clients currently making use of its data centres in Cape Town and Johannesburg are set to benefit from the cross connection to the South Atlantic Cable System [...]

2018-11-15T14:17:33-05:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Current Systems, Data Centers|Tags: , , , , |

SAEx, Alcatel Submarine Networks Begin Survey

SAEx and Alcatel Submarine Networks begin survey for a new submarine cable network linking Southern Africa and Asia to the Americas Alcatel Submarine Networks Press Release October 4, 2018 This new submarine cable system will span almost 25,000 km, enhancing international connectivity and providing critical route diversity. Paris, France – SAEx International Ltd and Alcatel [...]

Angola Cables Announces Launch of SACS

Angola Cables Announces Launch of SACS Subsea System By Chris Kelly, Total Telecom September 27, 2018 Angola Cables has confirmed the commercial launch of its South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), a new subsea cable system that will boost connectivity between Africa and South America. The new system will provide ultra-low latency services between the two [...]

2018-09-27T11:38:00-04:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , |