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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: , , , , , , |

3A Cable to Connect Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia

An Ambitious Mega Structure “3A” Optical Submarine Cable Is Under Construction From Europe to Asia Covering Africa and Australia SPARKbANGLA Submarine Cables Ltd Press Release January 28, 2020 Donguan, Guanzhou, PRC - SBSCL an enthusiastic entrepreneur in transmission planning and technology service provider today announces, it is deploying “3A”, high capacity, LOOP system 3rd generation submarine [...]

2020-01-28T14:58:08-05:00January 28th, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , |

Colt Reduces Latency Between Tokyo, Hong Kong

Colt Reduces Latency Between Tokyo and Hong Kong Stock Exchange By Paul Mah, Data Centre Dynamics January 24, 2020 Colt Technology Services this week announced that it has succeeded in substantially reducing the latency between the Tokyo and Hong Kong stock exchanges. It is understood to have provided a low latency network between the two [...]

PCCW to Support PEACE South Extension

Major Bandwidth Boost for Africa as PEACE Heads South PCCW Global Press Release January 20, 2020 HKT (SEHK:6823) – HONG KONG - PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, and PEACE Cable International Network Co., Limited, will cooperate on the PEACE South extension of the Pakistan East Africa [...]

2020-01-23T13:32:49-05:00January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , |

Nokia, Angola Cables Trial First Direct Connection Between USA and Africa

Nokia and Angola Cables Trial the First Direct Optical Connection Between USA and Africa with PSE-3 Chipset Nokia Press Release January 17, 2o20 The South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) provides direct, low-latency trans-Atlantic routing to better serve rapidly growing data consumption markets in Africa  Nokia’s PSE-3 chipset maximizes capacity and performance to meet surging video, [...]

2020-01-20T14:52:59-05:00January 20th, 2020|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , , |

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: , , , , , , , |