Operating As a New-Age Telco for Africa Through Strategic System Decisions

Operating As a New-Age Telco for Africa Through Strategic System Decision Steve Briggs By Steve Briggs July 22, 2019 Key to being a new-age telco is listening to what customers are saying. Worldwide, we are functioning in an age where customers are increasingly knowledgeable around technology and connectivity, with people in touch with [...]

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: , , , , , , , , , |

Broadband Infraco Intensifies Role in Connecting SADC

Broadband Infraco Intensifies Its Key Role in Connecting SADC By IT News Africa June 7, 2019 Great network infrastructure, sound financial support and meaningful partnerships are key to unlocking potential growth for the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Chief Executive Officer for Broadband Infraco, Andrew Matseke, says South Africa, which currently acts as the gateway [...]

SEACOM to Connect Kenya Businesses to South Africa

SEACOM to Directly Connect Kenyan Businesses Through South Africa By Njenga Hakeenah April 3, 2019 Pan-African internet and connectivity service provider SEACOM will now offer direct connections from its East African network directly to public cloud networks and datacentres located South Africa. This announcement follows the launch of Microsoft’s new enterprise-grade datacentres in South Africa based in Cape [...]

2019-04-04T11:19:27-04:00April 4th, 2019|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

IOX Update

IOX Update By Arunachalam Kandasamy July 24, 2018 Connecting Mauritius And Rodrigues Island to South Africa and India Innovation in the business world is accelerating exponentially, with new, disruptive technologies and trends emerging that are fundamentally changing how businesses and the global economy operate. The Internet is one such technology which has changed the lives [...]

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: , , , , , , |

SAEx Pushing Ahead With SA, US Submarine Cable

SAEx Pushing Ahead With Multibillion-Rand SA, US Submarine Cable By Duncan McLeod April 23, 2018 The backers of a planned broadband cable system - SAEx - to connect South Africa with the US are pushing ahead with the project after a hiatus which saw the venture restructured as well as new technologies and routes chosen. [...]

Liquid Telecom Invests $110m In DataCenter Expansion

Liquid Telecom Invests Almost $110m In Data Center Expansion By Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox January 31, 2018 African telecommunications group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet, has increased the capacity and doubled the size of its carrier-neutral data centers in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The investment, totalling 1.3 billion Rand ($109.75m) over the past twelve months, is [...]

2018-03-14T17:41:34-04:00January 31st, 2018|Categories: Data Centers|Tags: , , , , , |