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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: , , , , , , , |

New SAT-3 Cable Fault Affects Angola, Gabon

Angola, Gabon Internet Services Disrupted After New Problems on Sat-3 Submarine Cable By Telecompaper March 16, 2020 Three weeks after the return of all internet services in Angola, Angola Telecom and the SAT-3/-WASC submarine cable consortium announced a new breakdown in the submarine cable between Libreville (Gabon) and Cacuaco (Angola). The anomaly caused the interruption [...]

2020-03-19T18:14:05-04:00March 16th, 2020|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , , , , , |

Shunt Faults on Seacom and WACS

Shunt Faults on Seacom and WACS By Rudolph Muller, MyBroadband March 13, 2020 There are shunt faults on the Seacom and WACS submarine cable systems which will require downtime to repair. A shunt fault occurs in submarine cables when the cable insulation becomes damaged and causes a short circuit as the metallic core is exposed [...]

2020-03-19T18:30:36-04:00March 13th, 2020|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , , , , |

DARE1 Subsea Cable Deployment Officially Completed

Deployment of Subsea Cable DARE1 Officially Completed By Ecofin Agency March 11, 2020 (Ecofin Agency) - Kenya is now officially connected to Djibouti via an optical fiber with the subsea cable Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (Dare1) landing on the Kenyan coast of Mombasa as expected. In May last year, the Kenyan government expressed its [...]

2020-03-12T10:32:35-04:00March 12th, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , |

East Africa’s Largest Submarine Cable Lands in Mombasa

East Africa’s Largest Submarine Cable Lands in Mombasa By Betty Kiptum, Kenya Broadcasting Corporation March 6, 2020 Data consumers in East Africa could see a significant reduction in their bills with the landing of East Africa’s largest submarine cable, Djibouti Africa Regional Express with the moniker DARE 1. The 4000 kilometers fibre optic cable which [...]

2020-03-09T10:41:45-04:00March 9th, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , |

PEACE Cable to Land in Seychelles in July 2021

PEACE Cable to Land in Seychelles in July 2021 By Telecompaper February 26, 2020 A second submarine cable linking Seychelles to the rest of the world is scheduled to land on the island nation in July 2021, Seychelles News agency reported.The cable's landing is planned at Perseverance, an artificially created island on the northeastern coast [...]

2020-02-27T10:29:13-05:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , |

WACS, SAT-3 Submarine Cables Fully Restored

International Connectivity Fully Restored As WACS, SAT-3 Return to Service By Tech Central February 19, 2020 More than a month after freak simultaneous submarine cable breaks disrupted Internet access in South Africa and other African countries, international connectivity has been fully restored. Two cable breaks on the Wacs cable and one on the Sat-3/Wasc system, [...]

2020-02-19T10:12:17-05:00February 19th, 2020|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , , , , , |