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Internet traffic set to take off

NETWORKING company, Cisco Systems, predicts that the number of network-connected devices will be more than 15 billion; twice the world’s population by 2015. In the fifth annual Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast (2010-2015) released recently, the company also...

Africa needs swift Internet uptake

Africa is still not experiencing the benefits of direct Internet access and increased bandwidth as is being enjoyed in South Africa. This is despite the arrival of various submarine cables on the African continent. This is according Managing Director of...

Five communication trends for the contact centre industry

Elingo's Karl Reed examines five key communication trends emerging in South Africa in 2011. Multichannel contact centres The age of the one way communication street - where brands controlled the manner in which their customers communicated with them – has...

IXPN won’t reduce bandwidth costs – Nigerian ISP

INTERNET Service Providers (ISPs) in Nigeria have warned that the commissioning of Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN), will not automatically translate to a radical drop in the cost of bandwidth in the country. Chief Executive Officer for Linkserve,...

Regulator unveils Internet Exchange Point in Lagos

THE Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC)  has commissioned the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) aimed at reducing the costs of internet services throughout the country. An Internet Exchange Point is a physical Network infrastructure that allows several...

Globacom launches US$600m submarine telecom cable

NIGERIA'S second national telecom carrier Globacom has formally launched its undersea cable known as Glo-1 which cost US$600 million (about N90 billion). Telecom experts in Nigeria agree that the launch of Glo-1 would further increase bandwidth usage in the...

Gateway Communications launches CellDirect

Gateway Communications, the largest provider of carrier solutions in Africa, is launching CellDirect, a new addition to its Africa Direct product line. CellDirect will improve satellite utilisation for mobile network operators (MNOs), increasing efficiency and reducing costs. Satellite tests...

Seacom signs deal with Interoute for global fibre network connection

Seacom and Interoute have signed an agreement, which will see the connection of the African fibre network provider’s 17,000 kilometre intercontinental submarine fibre optic network cable to Interoute’ s pan-European fibre optic network. This will provide East Africa with access to...

Tata Communications invests in West Africa Cable System

Tata Communications has said that its investment in the new US$600 million West Africa Cable System will boost the company’s global reach and enhance the investments in the region. Says Byron Clatterbuck, Senior Vice President of Global Transmission...

Eutelsat prepares for satellite launch

Eutelsat Communications has confirmed that final preparations have begun for the launch of its W2A satellite, which will provide additional communication bandwidth and connectivity over multiple territories, including a large footprint in Africa. The communications satellite will...
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