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  • Data highway expands rapidly through Africa

    March 3, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Data highway expands rapidly through Africa

    Paratus Africa has announced that it recently activated additional capacity between West Africa Undersea Cable System (WACS) and Lusaka, Zambia. This follows the recent Paratus Trans Kalahari Fiber project that was built between the WACS landing station in...

  • MWC 2017 : Video is a trillion dollar business for Telcos says Huawei.CEO

    March 6, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MWC 2017 : Video is a trillion dollar business for Telcos says Huawei.CEO

    At the Mobile World Congress, Huawei Technologies continued its drive to create platforms that help telecom operators and other service providers realise improved revenue streams. With this, consumers will also have a great experience on one video service...

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

    August 31, 2012 • FeaturesComments 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...

  • New entrant on Kenya’s fibre cable market

    April 13, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on New entrant on Kenya’s fibre cable market

    The latest entrant on the Kenyan cable market, Honest Kenya, offers copper and fibre optic cables at 20% less than the average market prices, a move that might instill a price war in the market...

  • EaSSy unlikely to affect cost of connectivity

    March 9, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    Although the arrival of EaSSy will provide much needed competition and improved connectivity to South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, the high connectivity costs remain the main concern among users in the region...

  • EASSy cable finally lands

    February 15, 2010 • Top StoriesComments (3)

    The much awaited East African Submarine Cable System (EASSy), which was expected to land at Mtunzini, KwaZulu Natal (KZN), South Africa, during the weekend, has finally landed this morning at 8.04am, an official told ITNewsAfrica.com...

  • Vodacom lowers its broadband rates

    February 3, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Vodacom lowers its broadband rates

    Vodacom Business has decided to cut in half its rates for broadband connectivity, following last year’s launch of Seacom fibreoptic cable, writes Business Day...

  • Telkom’s SAT3 cable goes down

    February 2, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Telkom’s SAT3 cable goes down

    Telkom’s SAT3 cable system that connects South Africa to the rest of the world is experiencing a loss of connectivity today, causing breaks in traffic and slow response until late this evening, according to Business Day sources...

  • Neotel sees surging demand for international cable connectivity

    January 18, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on Neotel sees surging demand for international cable connectivity

    Neotel has confirmed today that the uptake of its international capacity has far exceeded its forecasts, increasing the need for international cable connectivity...

  • ACE cable receives more members

    December 14, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on ACE cable receives more members

    Six new telecom operators joined ACE cable project, which plans to implement a submarine cable system from France to South Africa, totaling ACE members to 25, reports telegeography.com...

  • Military protection for Kenyan undersea cable

    April 16, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Military protection for Kenyan undersea cable

    According to an article on www.washingtonpost.com, various countries have agreed to commit their naval forces to the protection of a ship laying down a high-speed undersea internet cable off the coast of Somalia...

  • Undersea cable connection to link up Africa with World

    November 12, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Undersea cable connection to link up Africa with World

    ALTHOUGH cable connections across many African countries are in a poor state of repair or non-existent, the continent is slowly being connected to the global community through five undersea cable projects, three of which are due for completion in ...

  • African mobile operators to build $400m undersea cable

    September 12, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on African mobile operators to build $400m undersea cable

    Leading African mobile telecoms operators have signed a $400m pact to build an undersea fibre optic cable infrastructure that would complement the current but insufficient SAT3 in operation...