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  • African content will fast forward connectivity growth

    April 23, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on African content will fast forward connectivity growth

    There’s a new wave of growth on the horizon for African Internet companies and it’s being driven by an innovative worldwide phenomenon called remote peering.  NAPAfrica – Africa’s fastest growing neutral internet exchange point (IXP) – is the...

  • SEACOM partners with cloud provider Akamai

    April 8, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on SEACOM partners with cloud provider Akamai

    Undersea fibre cable provider  SEACOM announced that in an effort to improve the African Internet experience, they have signed a new partnership with Akamai Technologies. SEACOM has deployed Akamai content clusters and caching nodes on its Pan-African IP...

  • 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,...

  • SEACOM set to invest further into Africa

    February 18, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on SEACOM set to invest further into Africa

    SEACOM is making extensive investments in terrestrial backhaul, additional subsea connectivity and its pan-African IP/MPLS network, in line with its commitment to provide its customers with resilient, high-quality services.  The network enhancements will...

  • Seacom CEO, Mark Simpson resigns

    February 7, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Seacom CEO, Mark Simpson resigns

    Pan-African Telecommunications enabler SEACOM has announced the resignation of CEO Mark Simpson. A brief statement issued by the Company yesterday said that Simpson had led the business from a successful project finance initiative into a “dynamic broadband...

  • SEACOM eyeing further African expansion

    January 7, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on SEACOM eyeing further African expansion

    Following a year of growth and progress in its business, pan-African telecommunications enabler SEACOM will be hunting for growth in new African territories in 2014, as well as continuing its evolution from a cable operator into an infrastructure provider...

  • Seacom launches Cape Town PoP

    November 13, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Seacom launches Cape Town PoP

    In South Africa, Pan-African ICT enabler SEACOM has launched a point of presence (PoP) in Cape Town for customers wanting to access and terminate services in the city. The new SEACOM PoP plays a vital role in linking Eastern and Western undersea cable systems...

  • IT News Africa Publisher joins AfricaCom Awards panel

    October 23, 2013 • Events, Southern AfricaComments Off on IT News Africa Publisher joins AfricaCom Awards panel

    A. S. Wakama, Publisher & Executive Editor of Africa’s technology news leader ITNewsAfrica.com, will form part of the judges line-up for the 6th Annual AfricaCom Awards, scheduled for 13 November 2013 in Cape Town. AfricaCom is Africa’s largest annual...

  • 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...

  • SEACOM’s Remote Peering streamlines African exchange

    September 3, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on SEACOM’s Remote Peering streamlines African exchange

    SEACOM today launches a new Remote Peering service, a product which bundles SEACOM connectivity with exchange point membership to provide operators and ISPs in Africa with a single point of contact for the management of their international peering...

  • SEACOM supplies Kenyan innovation hubs with broadband

    August 28, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on SEACOM supplies Kenyan innovation hubs with broadband

    SEACOM, the Pan-Africa ICT enabler has given 100 mbps of internet connectivity to four innovation centers in Kenya to enhance their capacity to generate local content for a global audience. The Centers – iHub, m:Lab, naiLab and 88mph – will...

  • SEACOM to embark on community upliftment

    July 22, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on SEACOM to embark on community upliftment

    SEACOM is celebrating the fourth anniversary of its commercial launch on 23 July 2013, by reaching out to communities across Africa with a range of social upliftment activities. This continues the pan-African telecom enabler’s tradition of celebrating its...

  • Top technology trends shaping Africa

    June 6, 2013 • ListsComments Off on Top technology trends shaping Africa

    Technology touches the lives of many throughout Africa, widely accepted as having the second fastest growing mobile market. Keeping ahead of innovation has allowed many to overcome distance and stay in contact with relatives, to consult mobile solutions...

  • Epsilon, SEACOM Interconnect to increase global access to Africa

    May 8, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Epsilon, SEACOM Interconnect to increase global access to Africa

    Epsilon Telecommunications, a global telecommunications network exchange, has signed an interconnection agreement with privately owned communications service provider SEACOM. With SEACOM preconnected, Epsilon can offer its customers network connectivity to...

  • 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...

  • Seacom suffers another cable disruption

    March 27, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Seacom suffers another cable disruption

    Undersea internet cable provider Seacom confirmed early this morning that they have completed the repair process to their cable connecting Africa to Europe. “Earlier this morning SEACOM restored all services. We restored capacity on both SMW4 and IMEWE...