Seacom in Talks With Google Over Equiano Cable

Seacom in Talks With Google Over Equiano Cable By Duncan McLeod, Tech Central July 17, 2019 Seacom CEO Byron Clatterbuck said on Wednesday that the company, which built the first subsea broadband cable along Africa’s east coast 10 years ago, is interested in acquiring capacity in Google’s new, high-capacity Equiano cable along the west coast [...]

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: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Telkom Kenya Launches Nairobi Data Center

Telkom Kenya Launches KSH.150M Data Center to Boost Colocation and Data Back-Up Telkom Kenya Press Release July 31, 2018 Nairobi, Kenya - Telkom has launched a KES 150Million data center in Nairobi’s Upper Hill to up its network quality, colocation and hosting services, Internet connectivity and local loop connectivity. The modernized open access facility at [...]

E-Marine Restores EASSy Connectivity

By Telecompaper August 14, 2017 Submarine cable firm E-Marine has successfully restored the 10,000 kilometer underwater 'EASSy' cable that runs the length of Africa’s east coast. The EASSy cable (Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System) was out of service as it was damaged around 4 km offshore Mogadishu. E-Marine played an integral role in restoring the [...]

2017-08-14T10:20:48-04:00August 14th, 2017|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , |

Massive Internet Disruption Costing Somalia $10M A Day

By Chris Burt, The Web Host Industry Review July 11, 2o17 An extended internet outage in Somalia is being called a “major disaster” to the war-torn country’s economy. The outage across the country’s south, including the capital Mogadishu, was caused by damage to an undersea fiber-optic cable two weeks ago, and is costing $10 million [...]

2017-07-12T11:07:57-04:00July 12th, 2017|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , |