Google Announces Equiano Cable Linking Africa, Europe

Google Announces Equiano Cable Linking Africa and Europe By Peter Judge, Data Centre Dynamics June 28, 2019 Google has announced a new private submarine cable between Africa and Europe. Equiano will initially link Portugal to South Africa, with branches planned in Nigeria and potentially other African countries. Due to be in operation by 2021 and [...]

2019-06-28T11:05:15-04:00June 28th, 2019|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

MainOne to Extend Submarine Cable in Cote d’Ivoire by October

MainOne to Extend Submarine Cable in Cote d’Ivoire by October, Plans Data Centre By Adeyemi Adepetun, The Guardian April 30, 2019 Nigeria’s submarine cable company, MainOne, is expected to extend submarine cable to Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire by October, after the President Alassane Ouattara-led government handed it a submarine cable landing licence. MainOne said it has [...]

2019-05-07T10:43:52-04:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , |

Globacom, Huawei To Construct 2nd Submarine Cable

Globacom, Huawei To Construct 2nd Submarine Cable, Glo2 By Prince Okafor, Vanguard April 24, 2018 Globacom limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Huawei for the construction of Glo 2 submarine optic fibre cable. The cable which comprises of three fiber pairs will offer solutions to the protracted issue of non availability of telecommunications [...]

2018-04-24T11:07:25-04:00April 24th, 2018|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , |

Nigeria: Submarine Cable System Underused After U.S.$1 Billion Investment

By Adeyemi Adepetun, All Africa November 1, 2017 After several investments worth over $1 billion (N306 billion), the nation's submarine cable system is still hampered by gross underutilisation. The cost of NITEL's South Atlantic 3 (SAT3) fibre optic cable, which now belongs to ntel, for instance is put at over $600 million. MTN's West African [...]

2017-11-01T10:36:32-04:00November 1st, 2017|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , , , |