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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 Kenya Data Networks;...

Liquid Telecom lays fibre to the DRC

Liquid Telecom has announced at AfricaCom 2012 that it has extended its fibre network to the Democratic Republic of Congo connecting Lubumbashi, the second largest city in the DRC. This provides Lubumbashi with its first international fibre link and will increase...

Liquid Telecom focuses on fibre for Zimbabwe

Liquid Telecom has announced two initiatives that the company believes will improve broadband services in Zimbabwe:  the country’s first direct fibre connection to the West African Cable System (WACS) and the rollout of an urban fibre network in Harare. Liquid Telecom...

Signed, WACS and delivered – now what? The opportunity for West and Central Africa

Construction of the $650 million West Africa Cable System (WACS) began in 2009 and was completed in April 2011. On target, a little over a year later (11 May 2012) the first traffic ran over the cable… from South...

IS connects directly into WACS with fibre link

Dimension Data subsidiary, Internet Solutions (IS) has boosted its ability to deliver capacity on the West Africa Cable System (WACS) to clients following the launch of a fibre optic cable ring between the WACS landing station and the IS...

Q&A: SEACOM’s CEO Mark Simpson

SEACOM recently celebrated the 3rd anniversary of its commercial launch. The company remains focused on the objective of helping to bring about 'a fully connected society' by 2020. IT News Africa caught up with CEO Mark Simpson to find out...

MTN Nigeria rolls out services with WACS

MTN Nigeria has started making use of the West African Cable System (WACS) cable by launching a range of services running on the high-capacity submarine cable. The services are managed by MTN Business and will provide high quality, low...

Could BRICS get an undersea cable?

While the SEACOM and WACS undersea cables have been operational for some time, and provide Africa with much-needed bandwidth, investors have expressed a keen interest in developing an undersea broadband cable that would link the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia,...

Africa Day dawns on new, connected continent

Friday 25th May marked Africa Day, the annual commemoration of the 1963 founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and almost fifty years later there is a growing awareness of how far Africa has come in technology innovation,...

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...
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