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  • West Africa Cable System officially launched in South Africa

    May 11, 2012 • Top StoriesComments Off on West Africa Cable System officially launched in South Africa

    It has been six years since MTN pioneered and committed over US$ 100 million into Africa’s largest capacity submarine fibre optic cable. Today marked the commercial launch of the much-anticipated ultra high-capacity West Africa Cable System (WACS) linking...

  • Call to harmonise African undersea cable access

    May 10, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Call to harmonise African undersea cable access

    With a number of submarine cables anchored around the coasts of Africa, various ICT officials from a variety of nations have called for guidelines to harmonise the access to these cables, and how the bandwidth should be distributed. “In Africa, we are...

  • Mozambique gets a slice of SEACOM

    January 31, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Mozambique gets a slice of SEACOM

    The Mozambican Ministry of Science and Technology has signed a 20 year agreement to access international broadband fibre connectivity on the SEACOM network. Beneficiaries of the newly acquired capacity include the Mozambique Research and Education Network...

  • Zambia finally connects to undersea cable

    September 15, 2011 • Top StoriesComments (2)

    The landlocked southern African nation of Zambia has become the latest African country to connect to the high speed undersea cables which began to arrive on the African coast about a year ago. Zambia, which has no access to the sea, has had to wait patiently...

  • LION2 undersea cable lands in Kenya

    September 9, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on LION2 undersea cable lands in Kenya

    Kenya will soon be hooked to its fourth undersea fibre-optic cable following the laying of the France Telecom-funded Lower Indian Ocean Network 2 (LION2), The Standard reported online. The ship laying the LION2 arrived in Mombasa, Kenya on 30 August 2011,...

  • Top-flight speakers confirmed for Innovation Dinner

    October 13, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on Top-flight speakers confirmed for Innovation Dinner

    ICT leaders will convene in Johannesburg for the next Innovation Dinner on the 27th of October 2010, addressing the theme “Our Connected Future”. Keynote speakers will stimulate discussions surrounding the factors that hinder network deployment and...

  • Neotel hosts Eassy Cable management committee

    August 5, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on Neotel hosts Eassy Cable management committee

    Neotel, a South African communications network operator is hosting the Eastern African Submarine Cable System (EASSy) Management Committee in Johannesburg. This meeting represents an important milestone for EASSy, which was recently completed, and will be...

  • Main One Cable signs equipment deal with Huawei

    June 8, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Main One Cable signs equipment deal with Huawei

    MAIN One Cable Limited, an undersea fibre optic cable company in West Africa, has signed a contract with Huawei at their Lagos office to provide Intelligence Optical Switching System for Main One’s submarine cable network. Main One Cable Company Managing...

  • Rwanda to seek alternative to SEACOM

    May 5, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda to seek alternative to SEACOM

    Telecoms service provider Rwandatel is looking into negotiating an alternative route for undersea fibre optic connectivity through the TEAMS cable, following SEACOM’s power outage last month. Rwandatel confirmed its discussions in securing access to the...

  • Gateway fills in during SEACOM outage

    April 29, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    Gateway Communications kept East and Southern African countries connected during last week’s Seacom outage. “When such an outage occurs, the cost to businesses and inconvenience to customers is great and as such, we decided to re-route our connections at...

  • Fibre ring to link South Africa and Nigeria

    April 28, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on Fibre ring to link South Africa and Nigeria

    Main One, Seacom and eFive Telecoms have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to launch a new cable that will link South Africa to Nigeria. The pan-African fibre ring solution will offer redundancy and additional capacity on East and West African...

  • EASSY cable completed, launching in June

    April 23, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on EASSY cable completed, launching in June

    The construction of the 1,4 Tb East Africa Submarine Cable System (EASSY) has been completed ahead of schedule, on Monday, 19 April. The installation phase started in December 2009, in Maputo, Mozambique. The undersea cable landed on the South African coast...

  • EASSy cable lands in Tanzania

    April 9, 2010 • Top StoriesComments (3)

    EASSy cable is getting closer to completion after the undersea cable, delivering 1.4 Terabits per second of capacity, landed on 6 April in Tanzania, Msasani Peninsula...

  • Mauritius completes first phase of LION cable project

    March 31, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Mauritius completes first phase of LION cable project

    Mauritius has announced the first phase of the Lower Indian Ocean Network (LION), an underwater fibre optics cable valued at € 37 million, that will link three islands of the Indian Ocean – Madagascar, Mauritius and Reunion – to the rest of the...

  • SEACOM connects Ethiopia

    March 18, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on SEACOM connects Ethiopia

    SEACOM has signed an agreement with the Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation (ETC) to connect landlocked Ethiopia to its network...

  • Glo to activate second fiber optic cable by July

    March 18, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    Globacom will activate a second fibre optic cable by July this year...