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Paratus to disrupt enterprise telecom market in Botswana

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Paratus has announced that it intends to disrupt the telecoms market and bring quality, reliable enterprise telecommunication services to Botswana. The operator sees a tremendous amount of potential in the market and is committed to providing its signature, innovative solutions as a fresh approach in Botswana. Paratus Botswana Managing Director Shawn Bruwer says Paratus is […]


New Nokia security software helps combat growing ransomware threat

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Nokia has announced its next-generation NetGuard Security Management Center software, designed to bolster service providers’ ability to proactively detect, predict and combat the growing threat from ransomware and other types of malware. The volume, velocity and variety of security data today is overwhelming security teams. Companies typically receive hundreds of thousands of security alerts per […]


Liquid Telecom and Huawei to deliver 100G links across South Africa

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Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, has partnered with Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology solutions provider, to deliver 100G upgrades to its network in South Africa. The upgrade to 100G wavelengths will take advantage of the latest DWDM technology from Huawei, enabling Liquid Telecom to offer additional […]


An open access wireless network for South Africa? Who will manage it?

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Article by Eckart Zollner, Head of Business Development, Jasco Group An open access wholesale-only wireless (3G and 4G/LTE) network (OAWN) can, within just a few years, connect the 40% of people in South Africa who still do not have Internet access. This can provide an exponential boost to South Africa’s ailing economy. What will it […]


Orange improves connectivity with two new IP and IPX PoP in Africa

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Orange has opened two very large-capacity IP and IPX Points of Presence (PoP) in South Africa. The facilities, which are located in Cape Town and Johannesburg are now operational and will enhance Internet and mobile connectivity in the region by offering faster connection speeds and improved reliability for wholesale customers. IP and IPX Points of […]


ETELM showcases the latest solutions required for safe cities in Africa

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ETELM, a leading manufacturer of advanced mission critical communications infrastructures, is using this week’s Mission Critical Africa to discuss how its 4GLinked solution is meeting the growing demand for safe cities across Africa and beyond. ETELM’s 4GLinked solution has been designed with mission critical users in mind, allowing a balance between cost, service, and coverage. […]


Nokia and Vodacom collaborate to shape the future of 5G in South Africa

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Nokia has a 5G portfolio that will allow operators to gain an early-to-market advantage in the delivery of ultra-fast mobile broadband services that leverage multi-gigabit speeds and ultra-low latency. Working with Vodacom in a series of workshops and trials, Nokia will share its latest 5G innovations including massive MIMO Adaptive Antennas, AirScale Radio Access, AirGile […]


Angola Cables announced South Africa presence expansion

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To further expand its network reach and peering capabilities, Angola Cables has announced that it expects to establish a point of presence (PoP) in Cape Town before the end of the year. After almost a year of operations in South Africa, the company has seen exponential growth in its customer base. Currently with a PoP […]


Africa’s digital inclusivity requires connectivity and accessibility

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The Africa Telecommunications Union (ATU) highlighted the importance of connecting rural and remote areas in Africa to economic opportunities at AfricaCom, saying that connectivity, affordability and accessibility are the key areas of focus for Africa’s digital inclusivity and rural network coverage. Speaking at the ICT Africa forum during the premier event, the Secretary General of […]


Spacecom’s AMOS-17 satellite completes Critical Design Review

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Spacecom, operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, has announced that its AMOS-17 communication satellite has successfully completed its Critical Design Review (CDR) and entered full production. Specifically designed for the African continent and scheduled for launch in early 2019, AMOS-17 will operate from 17°E to expand and strengthen Spacecom’s coverage in Africa, the Middle East […]


Angola Cables and Microsoft to drive digital transformation in Africa

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Angola Cables has announced that it has become a Microsoft ExpressRoute partner to meet the needs of Africa-based organisations migrating business applications and IT infrastructures to the cloud and accelerating digital transformation on the continent. Taking advantage of the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, Angola Cables has created ACloud Connect to provide dedicated, high-quality connections to […]


NewTelco SA launches local IaaS offering for international Telcos

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South Africa’s telecoms market is still growing strongly, making it attractive to international telcos and service providers that are looking to grow their client base. To facilitate their entry into this market, Jasco is launching an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering through NewTelco SA, its carrier-neutral data centre solutions provider and joint venture with […]


Intelsat and Gilat add 4G broadband to Mobile Reach Solar offering

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Intelsat SA, operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, and Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, have announced the availability of a joint managed services solution. The offering to mobile network operators (MNOs) consists of a simple solution that adds 4G […]


SES Networks and CETel provide end-to-end connectivity for African telco

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A major European telecom operator will bring connectivity to new areas across North and West Africa and enable contingency services during fibre outages using a satellite-based solution. The network is implemented by CETel, a German provider of global end-to-end communications solutions, in partnership with SES Networks, who will deliver C-band capacity on SES’s NSS-7 satellite. […]


SD-WANs to hit the mainstream in South Africa’s telecom market

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Article by Robert Marston, Global Head of Product at SEACOM The concept of virtualisation is coming to the wide area network (WAN), promising to give enterprises a more agile, cost-effective and resilient approach to managing their network infrastructure. SEACOM is seeing the concept of the software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) starting to mature at a rapid rate, […]


Comment on Redline Communications and IT Max Global’s partnership

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Redline Communications Group Inc., a leading provider of wide-area wireless networks for the most challenging applications and locations, has signed a distribution agreement with IT Max Global to offer its complete range of mission critical communications solutions across Africa. IT Max Global helps customers design, plan, integrate, deploy, and service all IT and telecom environments […]


Liquid Telecom and KETRACO to build fibre network across East Africa

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Liquid Telecom Kenya, part of leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has announced a 10-year partnership with Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) to operate KETRACO’s Optical Ground Wire (OPGW) fibre cable and expand the Internet network across East Africa. The partnership will begin by upgrading fibre connections to Kenyan areas already connected to the […]


Orange reinforces presence in West Africa with Sierra Leone launch

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Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, has announced the official launch of its brand in Sierra Leone. As of today, Airtel Sierra Leone becomes Orange Sierra Leone. The acquisition of Airtel Sierra Leone was finalised in July 2016 by Orange, together with its Senegal-based partner Sonatel, allowing the Orange Group to reinforce its […]


Euphoria’s new solution makes it possible to become a digital nomad

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Euphoria Telecom has introduced tools for entrepreneurs to become digital nomads. They can now use technology to earn a living and conduct their life in a nomadic manner. Digital nomad is a revolutionary term that has grown in popularity around the world and refers to location independent business people who use wireless digital technologies to […]


Vodacom’s IoT division passes three million connections milestone

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Vodacom continues to lead in the Internet of Things (IoT), now connecting more than three million ‘things’ in South Africa and averaging 55,000 new connections per month. Deon Liebenberg, Managing Executive for Vodacom IoT says “Vodacom is pioneering the next wave of connected things in South Africa. It’s worth noting that it took us eight […]