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Break in WACS Cable sees South Africans facing Slow Internet

The West African Cable System (Wacs) cable, which connects South Africa to the UK, suffered a breakage off of the coast of England - inconveniencing South Africans with slow and unreliable Internet. This comes at one of the worst...

Knowledge is the key to Namibia’s prosperity

Namibia is focused on creating a knowledge-based society where technology, innovation, entrepreneurship at every socio-economic level becomes the norm. This is a bold and major challenge for us as a nation. Vision 2030 and the Harambee Prosperity Plan are...

Huawei Marine & WACS Consortium complete upgrades

Huawei Marine Networks (Huawei Marine), a global submarine network provider, has revealed that it has completed upgrades on the section from South Africa to Portugal and Portugal to United Kingdom of the West Africa Cable System (WACS) using Huawei...

Telecom Namibia set to fix WACS undersea cable

Telecom Namibia has revealed that it will commence the repair of the West Africa Cable System (WACS), which is off Namibia's coast, on 16 August 2014. Back in May 2014, Telecom Namibia detected a cable fault on the cable system....

Africa’s 10 most connected countries

  Global financial institutions, including the World Bank, have publicised their expectation of an increase in economic growth rates in Africa, particularly within Sub-Saharan Africa. Much of Africa's growth is attributed, in  part, to the rise of mobility within key regions throughout the continent, as well...

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...

Epsilon connects Angola Cables across Europe

Epsilon Telecommunications, a global telecoms network exchange, has signed an agreement with Angola Cables, an Angolan telecommunications provider dedicated to international wholesale and the submarine fibre market, to deliver international connectivity across Europe. The largest shareholder in the West Africa Cable...

MTN Guinea – inadequate backhaul holding West Africa back

Great strides have been made to grow broadband connectivity in Africa in the past five years. However, despite this growth, West Africa still has to overcome massive challenges to fully integrate into the digital age. MTN Guinea Conakry's CEO Phumzile Joshua...

Alcatel-Lucent and WACS signs contract

Alcatel-Lucent and the West Africa Cable System (WACS) consortium have signed a contract for the maintenance of more than 9,000km of the WACS system linking  Africa to Portugal.  In commercial service since May 2012, WACS interconnects 13 African countries,...

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...
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