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Nexans to highlight its data centre innovations and FTTO solutions at GITEX 2017

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Nexans, the worldwide leader in cables and cabling systems, announced that it plans to place the spotlight on its data centre innovations and Fibre to the Office (FTTO) solutions at GITEX Technology Week 2017, which will be held from 8-12 October at the Dubai World Trade Center. In addition to showcasing its world-class LAN cabling […]


Gaining markets through grit and tech, Iyer Sivakumar

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As Territory Sales Manager for Africa, Iyer Sivakumar travels across twenty African countries building the regional presence of global network cabling and datacentre infrastructure vendor, Siemon. Despite not having a lot of experience on the African continent in the past, Sivakumar works closely with channel partners and end users to develop new markets for the […]


Installation of first direct subsea link between Africa and South America begins

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Angola Cables have taken a step closer to completion of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) at an official launch in Sangano, Angola. SACS is the first direct link between Africa and South America. The installation of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) – a subsea cable with 40 Tbps of capacity that will extend […]


Siemens signs agreement to acquire Crabtree in South Africa

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Siemens have announced the purchase of Crabtree Electrical Accessories in South Africa and its associated Lesotho business from Powertech Industries (Proprietary) Limited, a division of Allied Electronics Corporation Limited (Altron), subject to the grant of required approvals from relevant competition authorities. The business, originally established in 1947, to be renamed Crabtree South Africa (Pty) Ltd, […]


SEACOM kicks off fibre roll-out in the south of Johannesburg

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SEACOM is bringing its high-speed fibre Internet access services to business and home users in the southern areas of Johannesburg, starting with the roll-out of 8 kilometres of fibre in Meyersdal, Alberton. The last-mile fibre network will pass several businesses, residential developments and shopping malls in the area. This falls in line with SEACOM’s plans […]


Netshield SA enhances local fibre with QSFP28 100G compatible transceiver modules

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Networking and fibre specialists looking to take their environment to the next level can now do so with the release of the Netshield QSFP 100G range of compatible transceiver modules, ideal for bandwidth intense networking environments. Available for almost all known networking equipment brands, these locally produced and manufactured compatibles, offer a high quality alternative […]


Angola Cables breaks ground for its Brazilian data centre

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Multinational telecommunications company, Angola Cables, have announced that construction has begun on its South American data centre, located in Fortaleza, Brazil. The data centre is an important next step in the company’s roll-out of promoting the digital inclusion and empowerment of Africa by the use of a subsea Internet cable connecting Africa to the Americas […]


Netshield SA improves longevity of networks with local availability of 40GB QSFPs

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Netshield South Africa, a WestconGroup company, has announced the immediate availability of its new range of 40GB QSFP (Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable) compatible transceiver modules. The devices enable customers to take advantage of a host of super-high-speed/density and low-power 40 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity options, ideal for today’s growing data centres, distribution and high-performance networks. The […]


MainOne completes repair of submarine cable

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MainOne has announced the completion of repair works on its submarine cable with a final splice in the morning of 2 July, 2017. The company has also conducted subsequent tests to ensure the cable is in good operating condition. In a statement issued by the company, the Chief Executive Officer, Funke Opeke expressed the company’s […]


Siemon launches new SkinnyPatch 6A shielded modular patch cords

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Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has announced the addition of fully shielded SkinnyPatch category 6A modular patch cords to its comprehensive line of high-performance copper cabling solutions in Africa. The new cords deliver superior category 6A shielded performance and feature a reduced diameter for improved pathway fill, airflow and increased flexibility in high […]


Siemon’s new bulk packaging options for fibre pigtails available in Africa

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Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has announced the addition of a bulk packaging option for its line of XGLO® fibre optical pigtails in Africa. An expansion to its line of LightHouse® advanced fibre cabling solutions, these 900-micron buffered pigtails are security packaged in a protective recyclable container. Aligned with Siemon’s commitment to delivering […]


Why Wi-Fi as a Service is the future of business, retail and marketing

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As the information age continues to deliver on innovation, constant change and continuous improvement, tech journals are buried in SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and various other common technologically driven services. With connectivity binding all technology together, there’s one important service that must be considered for the future of business, retail and marketing; WiFi as a service […]


Subsea cable to reinforce Mauritius as a communication hub in sub-Saharan Africa

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A new submarine cable system, IOX Cable System, spanning more than 8850 kilometres, will enhance communications capabilities along the India to South Africa route, providing the first open cable in Mauritius and connecting for the first time the island of Rodrigues. IOX Cable Ltd – a Mauritius-based company – and Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN), part […]


SEACOM expands further into southern and East Africa

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SEACOM continues to extend the geographical reach of its network with the launch of new points of presence in Rwanda and Botswana through partnerships with strong local providers. As landlocked countries, Rwanda and Botswana have both historically relied on costly international connectivity via satellite or transit from their neighbouring countries. That changed with the launch […]


Angola Cables announce important milestone in Africa-America cable system

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Taking a step closer to completing a valuable new route for the global telecommunications sector, Angola Cables today announced the completion of the marine survey for the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), as well as the start of cable loading on the Angolan side of SACS. Marking an important milestone in the development of the […]


Internet Solutions Kenya selects Telco Systems to upgrade its fibre network to 10GB

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Internet Solutions Kenya, a Pan-African communications service provider, today announced the selection of Telco Systems, the leading provider of innovative CE 2.0, MPLS, IP and SDN & NFV solutions, to upgrade Internet Solutions Kenya’s entire fibre network infrastructure to 10GB. Internet Solutions Kenya provides advanced Cloud, communication, connectivity and carrier services to public and private […]


Angola Cables selects Ciena for MONET subsea cable system

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Angola Cables, a dedicated wholesale carrier, has selected Ciena’s (NYSE: CIEN) GeoMesh and Blue Planet solutions to support its new service launch on the MONET subsea cable. The 10,556 km route will provide more than 25 Tb/s of traffic on Angola Cables’ network between the US and Latin America’s major business hub of São Paulo, […]


Siemon and Mart Network Solutions hold partner enablement event

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Siemon, a global networking infrastructure specialist, recently teamed up with its longstanding distribution partner, Mart Network Solutions, to host an installation partner event at Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve. It took place in November and provided an opportunity for both companies to thank and reward all of their channel partners for their continual hard work […]


Tanzania’s Health Insurance datacentre procures Siemon cabling solutions

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With a population of almost 52 million people, Tanzania is the 13th largest country in Africa but still one of the poorest in the world. However, there has been growth in the national economy and the government has pledged to improve the level of healthcare across the nation. Launched in 2001, the National Health Insurance […]


Bloemfontein opts for smart lighting from Echelon and MAT

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Echelon, a control networking company for industrial Internet of Things, announced the deployment of its smart streetlight system by the city of Bloemfontein, one of South Africa’s largest cities. Installed by Echelon’s partner MAT, a system supplier and Internet of Things solution provider, the solution integrates Echelon’s SmartServer, PL Smart Transceivers and control router, with […]