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Posts Tagged ‘Eassy’

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

    April 3, 2014 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on 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 length and 17.8 m in breadth,...

  • Telkom to bolster EASSy efficiency

    March 25, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on 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...

  • EASSy cable gets major speed boost with Alcatel-Lucent

    January 23, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Tanzania facing Internet shortages

    February 18, 2013 • Online & SocialComments Off on 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...

  • Benefits for Africa in the pipeline – Telkom

    May 21, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 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

    May 11, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (2)

    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...

  • Tanzanian operators growing frustrated with government

    March 16, 2012 • Top StoriesComments Off on 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...

  • Rwanda makes internet sharing mandatory

    March 6, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    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...

  • Two East African undersea internet cables cut

    February 28, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    East African internet users experienced reduced speeds on Tuesday after ships’ anchors severed two undersea fiber optic cables off the coast. The companies involved on Tuesday said repairs could take up to two weeks. The cables operated by Teams, a...

  • Gateway renews Mozambique’s data licence

    October 5, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Gateway renews Mozambique’s data licence

    Gateway Communications, a supplier of pan-African telecommunications services, has renewed its 5 year data and wholesale licence in Mozambique. Gateway Communications’ Mozambican office first opened in 2001. Gateway Communications currently provides...

  • Africa’s ICT Leaders ranked in Global Top 100

    September 29, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa’s ICT Leaders ranked in Global Top 100

    Chris Wood, CEO of Africa’s carriers’ carrier WIOCC was yesterday, 28 September 2011 named as one of the 100 most powerful people in the global telecommunications industry. Global Telecoms Business magazine has ranked WIOCC’s Chris Wood 46th in its 4th...

  • Q&A: 8.ta’s Managing Executive Amith Maharaj

    September 2, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Q&A: 8.ta’s Managing Executive Amith Maharaj

    IT News Africa reporter Savious Kwinika recently fielded questions to South Africa’s newest mobile network 8.ta about mobile and data tariffs, competition between mobile networks and the ramifications of the arrival of both WACS and EASSy to the...

  • Zimbabwe connects to undersea broadband network

    February 17, 2011 • Top StoriesComments (2)

    Two Zimbabwean telecommunications companies have linked up to the SEACOM and EASSy undersea fibre-optic cables. This development is set to bring high speed broadband internet connectivity to the Southern African country and comes as a major boost to the...

  • Kenya’s service providers insist internet costs are falling

    October 11, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Kenya’s service providers insist internet costs are falling

    INTERNET users in Kenya insist that the cost of data is still exorbitant despite the availability of 3 new fibre optic cables; and the news that a fourth cable is set to land in Mombasa is unlikely to be cause for consumer celebration. Telecommunications...