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In Pictures: This is what makes Africa’s internet possible

The vessel Léon Thévenin does an amazing job. Currently docked in Cape Town, South Africa, the ship is the main reason undersea fibre optic cables such as Seacom, EASSY and others keep operating – well, partly. At 107.8 m in...

Telkom to bolster EASSy efficiency

South African telecom operator Telkom, has announced that it is an active participant in the latest upgrades to the East African Submarine System (EASSy). The EASSy consortium will soon be deploying the latest 100 gigabit-per-second technology to enable an ultimate...

EASSy cable gets major speed boost with Alcatel-Lucent

Gloabl technology giant Alcatel-Lucent is set to upgrade the EASSy submarine cable system, one of the largest and most modern systems serving Africa, with the deployment of the latest 100 gigabit-per-second (Gbit/s) technology. Alcatel-Lucent‘s 100G technology will enable the system...

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 commissioned to the WACS...

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 outage, WIOCC was...

Tanzania facing Internet shortages

Tanzania is facing Internet shortages in the country after two submarine cables were hit by technical issues recently, the country's regulator said in a statement. The Tanzania Telecommunication Company (TTCL) CEO Kamugisha Kazaura said that the problems occurred in Egypt's...

Benefits for Africa in the pipeline – Telkom

Perhaps the request for comment about where they stand with the general public is unfair, and senior management from Telkom is understandably reluctant to speculate.   Rather, they point to the critical role the company has played in helping to roll-out...

“Demand for greater capacity and faster speeds is ever-present” – Telkom

Today’s launch of the ultra-high capacity West African Cable System (WACS) linking Southern Africa and Europe is a significant addition to Telkom’s vast international submarine cable portfolio. The introduction of WACS into Telkom’s undersea cable portfolio will complete the company’s...

Tanzanian operators growing frustrated with government

Tanzanian telecommunications operators are becoming frustrated with the government's inability to crack down on fiber optic cable vandalism. Peter Phillip, an engineer at the ministry of communications told ITNewsAfrica.com “ they are looking at alternative solutions to protecting the cable...

Rwanda makes internet sharing mandatory

As East African internet outages continue, the Rwandan government told telecommunications operators and ISPs on Monday to “provide seamless redundancy and diversity of internet bandwidth to guarantee service”. This move will benefit users who have suffered over the past three...
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African Fintech Giant Ranked as Fastest-Growing

The world’s leading financial publication confirmed Moniepoint’s accolade in its annual “Africa’s Fastest Growing Companies” survey, released yesterday. It...
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