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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 […]


R&M sets up intelligent cabling at Société Arabe Internationale

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Société Arabe Internationale de Banque in Cairo, Egypt has built its new datacentre using HD patch panels, raceway systems, and pre-terminated copper and fiber cabling solutions from R&M. The investment is future-proofed to be Automated Infrastructure Management ready and in its next phase will involve the integration of the R&MinteliPhy system for full visibility and […]


Rigby Private Equity creates Nuvias specialist distribution group

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Rigby Private Equity announced the formation of Nuvias Group, a holding company for the pan-EMEA high value distribution business being built to redefine specialist value distribution. Distributors Wick Hill and Zycko become part of Nuvias Group and will be known as Wick Hill, a Nuvias group company, and Zycko, a Nuvias group company With Nuvias, […]


MainOne upgrading fibre and broadband across West Africa

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MainOne, a connectivity and data center solutions company, reinforced its commitment to enhancing its submarine cable assets. The submarine cable industry has greatly changed over the past few years. Sharing his thoughts the company’s Acting Chief Technical Officer, Ravi Kannikeswaran, said, “The submarine cable industry has greatly changed over the past few years. Following a multi-year […]


Primary project integrator AECOM announces Africa 2020 strategy

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A global consultancy firm in design, transportation and general buildings, AECOM has unveiled its 2020 Africa strategy to capitalise on growth opportunities on the continent. Chief Executive Africa Carlos Poñe stressed that, while AECOM had a presence in 150 countries, Africa remained a strategic objective. “Going forward, Africa will remain an important focus. It is […]


Zanlink up-scales services with Infinet backhaul

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Zanzibar is an archipelago located in the Indian Ocean off the eastern coast of Tanzania, and consists of numerous small islands and the two main islands Zanzibar and Pemba. Zanlink is the leading ISP in Zanzibar and provides communications coverage, connectivity and enterprise services across the entire geography of Zanzibar, boasting over 65% market share […]


Dimension Data, Cisco, Intel, EMC, power Tour de France

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Dimension Data and Amaury Sport Organisation announced significant enhancements to the big data cycling analytics platform that will deliver real-time information to viewers, commentators and teams at the 2016 Tour de France. Headlining the innovations is Race Center, a web-based application hosted on Dimension Data’s cloud platform and developed in partnership with ASO that combines […]


Mombasa added to African Internet Exchange Point network

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The African Union Commission, through the Infrastructure and Energy Department, in collaboration with the Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology of Kenya launched the Kenya Internet Exchange Point of Presence in Mombasa. Through the African Internet Exchange System AXIS project of the African Union Commission, Member States with internet exchange points have increased from eighteen […]


Intelsat and AfricaOnline to provide broadband services

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Intelsat, operator of the world’s first globalised network, announced it has partnered with AfricaOnline, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gondwana International Networks, a provider of communications solutions across Africa, to provide a managed broadband internet service for sub-Saharan Africa. Under the agreement, Intelsat will provide satellite services via Intelsat 28 located at 33° East, and Gondwana […]


InfraMed invests in Eutelsat Broadband for Africa venture

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Eutelsat Communications and InfraMed have entered into an agreement whereby InfraMed becomes a 21% shareholder in Broadband for Africa, the venture set up by Eutelsat to provide satellite broadband services on the African continent. By investing in Broadband for Africa, InfraMed is pursuing its strategy to focus on opportunities in regions characterised by dynamic demographics […]


Managing broadband across Africa

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“Digital disruption is happening all around us and every company, every country, every citizen, every wearable, and every home is becoming digital and broadband is a huge part of this evolution. Perhaps the most significant change of the next decade will be the dramatic increase in worldwide connectivity via the internet.” “The online community is […]