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Posts Tagged ‘WACS’

  • Back in May 2014, Telecom Namibia detected a cable fault on the cable system. (Image Source: Commsmea.com)

    Telecom Namibia set to fix WACS undersea cable

    August 14, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Telecom Namibia set to fix WACS undersea cable

    Telecom Namibia has revealed that it will commence the repair of the West Africa Cable System (WACS), which is off Namibia’s coast, on 16 August 2014. Back in May 2014, Telecom Namibia detected a cable fault on the cable system. Traffic was restored...

  • Based on the percentage of individuals using the internet, Morocco is listed as the most connected country in Africa. (Image source: magicmorroco.com)

    Africa’s 10 most connected countries

    October 10, 2013 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa’s 10 most connected countries

      Global financial institutions, including the World Bank, have publicised their expectation of an increase in economic growth rates in Africa, particularly within Sub-Saharan Africa. Much of Africa’s growth is attributed, in  part, to the...

  • Liquid managing director Wellington Makamure (image: AmeriZim)

    Liquid Telecom connects Zimbabwe to WACS

    September 11, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Liquid Telecom connects Zimbabwe to WACS

    Internet service provider Liquid Telecom completed Zimbabwe’s first direct fibre connection to the West African Cable System (WACS), which will provide the Southern African nation with an alternative route for internet traffic. “The link has been...

  • Epsilon connects Angola Cables across Europe

    July 2, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Epsilon connects Angola Cables across Europe

    Epsilon Telecommunications, a global telecoms network exchange, has signed an agreement with Angola Cables, an Angolan telecommunications provider dedicated to international wholesale and the submarine fibre market, to deliver international connectivity...

  • MTN Guinea – inadequate backhaul holding West Africa back

    June 11, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on MTN Guinea – inadequate backhaul holding West Africa back

    Great strides have been made to grow broadband connectivity in Africa in the past five years. However, despite this growth, West Africa still has to overcome massive challenges to fully integrate into the digital age. MTN Guinea Conakry’s CEO Phumzile...

  • Alcatel-Lucent and WACS signs contract

    April 28, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Alcatel-Lucent and WACS signs contract

    Alcatel-Lucent and the West Africa Cable System (WACS) consortium have signed a contract for the maintenance of more than 9,000km of the WACS system linking  Africa to Portugal.  In commercial service since May 2012, WACS interconnects 13 African countries,...

  • WIOCC’s European cable repaired

    April 20, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on WIOCC’s European cable repaired

    Repairs to the submarine cable delivering most of WIOCC’s (West Indian Ocean Cable Company) connectivity to Europe were completed on Wednesday April 17th and WIOCC customer traffic is currently being migrated back to its original routing. During the...

  • Liquid Telecom strengthens East African fibre network

    April 10, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Liquid Telecom strengthens East African fibre network

    Liquid Telecom has announced significant improvements to its fibre network along the East African coast which have already reduced congestion, improved connectivity and resulted in the lowest latency rates on the African continent. Since its acquisition of...

  • Liquid Telecom lays fibre to the DRC

    November 14, 2012 • Top StoriesComments Off on Liquid Telecom lays fibre to the DRC

    Liquid Telecom has announced at AfricaCom 2012 that it has extended its fibre network to the Democratic Republic of Congo connecting Lubumbashi, the second largest city in the DRC. This provides Lubumbashi with its first international fibre link and will...

  • Liquid Telecom focuses on fibre for Zimbabwe

    October 15, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Liquid Telecom focuses on fibre for Zimbabwe

    Liquid Telecom has announced two initiatives that the company believes will improve broadband services in Zimbabwe:  the country’s first direct fibre connection to the West African Cable System (WACS) and the rollout of an urban fibre network in Harare....

  • Signed, WACS and delivered – now what? The opportunity for West and Central Africa

    August 31, 2012 • OpinionComments Off on Signed, WACS and delivered – now what? The opportunity for West and Central Africa

    Construction of the $650 million West Africa Cable System (WACS) began in 2009 and was completed in April 2011. On target, a little over a year later (11 May 2012) the first traffic ran over the cable… from South Africa and Namibia, two countries which...

  • IS connects directly into WACS with fibre link

    August 28, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on IS connects directly into WACS with fibre link

    Dimension Data subsidiary, Internet Solutions (IS) has boosted its ability to deliver capacity on the West Africa Cable System (WACS) to clients following the launch of a fibre optic cable ring between the WACS landing station and the IS Cape Town Internet...

  • Q&A: SEACOM’s CEO Mark Simpson

    August 17, 2012 • FeaturesComments Off on Q&A: SEACOM’s CEO Mark Simpson

    SEACOM recently celebrated the 3rd anniversary of its commercial launch. The company remains focused on the objective of helping to bring about ‘a fully connected society’ by 2020. IT News Africa caught up with CEO Mark Simpson to find out how...

  • MTN Nigeria rolls out services with WACS

    July 9, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MTN Nigeria rolls out services with WACS

    MTN Nigeria has started making use of the West African Cable System (WACS) cable by launching a range of services running on the high-capacity submarine cable. The services are managed by MTN Business and will provide high quality, low latency Internet access...

  • Could BRICS get an undersea cable?

    June 8, 2012 • Top StoriesComments Off on Could BRICS get an undersea cable?

    While the SEACOM and WACS undersea cables have been operational for some time, and provide Africa with much-needed bandwidth, investors have expressed a keen interest in developing an undersea broadband cable that would link the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia,...

  • Africa Day dawns on new, connected continent

    May 28, 2012 • FeaturesComments (1)

    Friday 25th May marked Africa Day, the annual commemoration of the 1963 founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and almost fifty years later there is a growing awareness of how far Africa has come in technology innovation, application and use, and...