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: , , , |

Angola WACS Submarine Cable Damaged

Traffic Limited on Angola's WACS Submarine Cable Due to Cable Damage By Telecompaper September 24, 2018 The submarine fibre optic cable of the WACS system of Angola Cables suffered two cuts, which caused a limit to traffic capacity, and increased latency and losses in the service packages, Angop reported. Angola Cables said action has been [...]

2018-09-24T10:40:56-04:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , , |

TE SubCom to Extend MainOne Cable System

TE SubCom to Extend MainOne Cable System to Francophone Region By IT Web Africa September 20, 2018 TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd company, has secured a contract from connectivity and datacentre solutions provider MainOne to extend its active submarine cable system into West Africa's francophone region with two additional branches connecting Senegal (Dakar) and [...]

2018-09-20T09:43:07-04:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , |

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: , , |