MainOne, Orange to Boost Internet Access in West Africa

MainOne and Orange ink deal to boost internet access into Francophone West Africa By PC Tech Magazine Staff September 17, 2018 French Telecoms company, Orange and leading West African Connectivity and Data Centre services provider, MainOne have struck a partnership that will see the French telecoms giant co-invest in two new cable landing stations in [...]

2018-09-17T13:36:17-04:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , , |

Seacom Upgrades Africa Subsea Cable System

Seacom Upgrades Africa Subsea Cable System By African News Agency June 5, 2018 Pan African telecommunications company Seacom said on Tuesday it had upgraded its key submarine network system from its southern and eastern African coastline landings into Europe at a total capacity of 1.5 terabits per second, adding 500G of new capacity on the [...]

2018-06-05T11:17:38-04:00June 5th, 2018|Categories: Technology & Upgrades|Tags: , , , , , , |

PAIX Strikes West African Data Centers Deal

PAIX Strikes West African Data Centers Deal In Growing Market By Antony Savvas, Data-Economy May 29, 2018 The partnership with NSIA Technologies will cover services to a long list of countries and serve the colocation needs of telcos, enterprises and others. PAIX Data Centres and NSIA Technologies have formed a joint venture to run carrier [...]

Mombasa Meets TEAMS Over Maintenance

Mombasa's Balala Meets TEAMS Bosses Over Fibre Maintenance By Rachael Atieno April 27, 2018 Mombasa County's Transport, Infrastructure and Public Works CeC Taufiq Balala met with Paul Cooney - Head of Network Operations and Claes Segelberg - Chief Technical Officer of SEACOM for the maintenance of TEAMS (The East African Marine System). TEAMS is a [...]

2018-04-27T13:30:23-04:00April 27th, 2018|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , , , |

BICS And Fastweb Partner For International Connectivity

BICS And Fastweb Partner To Boost International Capacity And Connectivity Services From Europe To International Submarine Cable Systems In Sicily BICS Press Release April 26, 2018 Brussels and Milan - BICS, a leading international communications enabler, and Fastweb, a major Italian telecommunications operator, have today announced a strategic partnership to offer a combined connectivity solution which [...]

2018-04-27T12:01:55-04:00April 27th, 2018|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

ACE Submarine Cable Cut Impacts Ten Countries

ACE Submarine Cable Cut Impacts Ten Countries By David Belson, Oracle April 5, 2018 The ACE (African Coast to Europe) submarine cable runs along the west coast of Africa between France and South Africa, connecting 22 countries. It extends over 17,000 km, and has a potential capacity of 5.12 Tbps. The cable system is managed [...]

2018-04-05T12:04:54-04:00April 5th, 2018|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , |

WIOCC Picks APTelecom For Africa Connectivity Partner

WIOCC Appoints APTelecom as Channel Partner for commercialisation of Africa connectivity with a focus on clients in Asia and USA APTelecom, WIOCC Joint Press Release March 15, 2018 KENYA and NEW YORK —Africa’s carriers’ carrier WIOCC, today announced that it has engaged APTelecom, a facilities-based telecom consulting and service company specialising in emerging markets, as [...]

2018-03-16T13:37:40-04:00March 16th, 2018|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , |

Angola Cables Signs Agreement With IOX Cable

Angola Cables Signs Agreement with Mauritius Based IOX Cable to Expand their Reach across Africa By Dennis Lukhoba, Footprint to Africa March 13, 2018 Angola Cables, an Angolan telecommunications multinational firm operating in the wholesale market, and IOX Cable, a Mauritius based fibre optics company, have this week announced the signing of a joint provisioning [...]

MainOne Partners With WACREN For Education

MainOne Partners With WACREN To Boost Connectivity To Research And Education Institutions MainOne Press Release January 26, 2018 Following a highly competitive and non-discriminatory bidding process involving leading communications operators in Africa, leading Connectivity and Data Center solutions provider, MainOne has emerged winner of a 15-year contract with the West and Central African Research and [...]

2018-01-26T12:19:49-04:00January 26th, 2018|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , , , |

MainOne’s Submarine Cable Out For 14 Days

By Prince Osuagwu, Vanguard News June 20, 2017 MainOne, Tuesday announced that repairs on its submarine cable which suffered a major fault Sunday has commenced. However, the appealed for its customers’patience throughout the repair period which it said would take up to 14 days. Statement from the Chief Executive Officer, Ms Funke Opeke, said that the [...]

2017-06-23T20:27:24-04:00June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , |