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Revolutionary sub-ducting solution for rapid fibre deployment

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Jasco has brought a new, advanced fibre optic ducting solution to the South African market that promises to revolutionise the implementation of fibre optic networks, increasing the speed and ease of deployment and lowering costs significantly. The company also believe the unique sub-ducting features of the product will enjoy rapid adoption by all major and […]


SUSE expert on what strategies you need when adopting the public cloud

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What strategies should organisations have in place when adopting the public cloud? By Matthew Lee, Regional Manager for Africa at SUSE African attitudes towards the cloud over the years have changed drastically with companies moving at least some of their processes to a hosted environment, the migration is bringing with it a realisation of business […]


BICS and Fastweb partner to boost international cabling in Africa

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BICS, a leading international communications enabler, and Fastweb, a major Italian telecommunications operator, have announced a strategic partnership to offer a combined connectivity solution which will bridge Europe via Sicily, to the Middle East, Asia and Africa. The partnership enhances Fastweb’s access to major submarine cable systems in Sicily and enables both companies to fully […]


MainOne secures license to expand connectivity in Ivory Coast

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As part of its West Africa expansion, connectivity and data centre solutions operator MainOne has secured a license to expand national and international connectivity services in Ivory Coast. The C1B license, received from Minister Bruno Koné, the country’s Minister for Communication, Digital Economy and Postal Services, will enable MainOne land its submarine cable and build […]


Subsea telecommunications cable to link South Africa and the Americas

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The first subsea telecommunications cable to directly link South Africa and the Americas is set to start early next year. Seaborn Networks is undertaking the project, with the cable linking Cape Town and Brazil, where it will connect with another Seaborn cable that extends from Sao Paulo to New York. It would transfer data between […]


Huawei Marine partners with PCCW to construct submarine cable

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In a further boost for African internet connectivity, Huawei Marine has announced that it will partner with PCCW Global to construct the first submarine cable between Mauritius and Rodrigues Island. This will be Huawei’s 12th submarine cable system deployed in the African region to meet the increasing demand for internet connectivity. Located north-east of Mauritius, […]


South Atlantic Cable System makes landfall on Brazilian coast

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Telecommunuications multinational Angola Cables has reported that the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) has made landfall at Fortaleza on the Brazilian coast. Its arrival is an important strategic milestone for the company, Angola and Africa because it will be the first direct link between the Americas and the African continent, offering faster routing with higher […]


Angola Cables announces major US partnership project

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Angola Cables, the Angola-based multinational telecoms company, has announced a major partnership project in the US. The company, which is also building the first subsea cable in the Southern Hemisphere directly connecting Brazil to Africa, has announced that US-based FiberLight LLC will provide backhaul connectivity in the US, starting with the Miami and Florida region. […]


Siemon launches new Z-MAX 45 Category 6A shielded outlet

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Siemon has launched its new Z-MAX 45 shielded Category 6A outlet which features a shorter, compact design with the ability to terminate cable at a 45-degree angle, reducing rear depth requirements whilst maintaining proper bend radius. Z-MAX 45 outlets use a reversible rear cap that enables cable to exit the outlet at a 45-degree angle […]


Angola set to be rising force in global ICT thanks to South Atlantic Cable System

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Angola is a shining example of digital transformation in a rapidly changing continent. Moving away from a dependency on oil production, the country is emerging as a leader in telecommunications. With the South Atlantic Cable System set to be completed in mid-2018 and centred in Angola, the first direct link between Africa and South America […]


Siemon launches new Z-PLUG field terminated plug for intelligent buildings

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Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has announced its new Z-PLUG™ category 6A field terminated plug for quick, reliable high-performance plug terminations in the field that enable custom-length direct connections to a variety of IP-based and PoE-enabled devices deployed in intelligent buildings. With the proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT), more devices than […]


Hyperscale computing for enterprise data centres

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R&M, the globally active developer and provider of cabling systems for high-quality network infrastructures, is forecasting new challenges for traditional data centres. On the road to cloud computing, data centres will have to modernise and extend their networks to be able to provide resources more flexibly. And they have to extend their fibre-optic cabling. “The […]


Angola Cables and WACREN expand connectivity for academic institutions

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Angola Cables has announced an agreement with the West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN), the regional research and education network (REN) that facilitates interconnections between national RENs in West and Central Africa. The agreement will support the growing connectivity among academic communities across West and Central Africa, including services that foster collaboration […]


Siemon launches new MAX HDMI Adapter Extender Cable

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Siemon has launched a new MAX® HDMI Adapter Extender Cable in Africa, which provides an easy pass-through connection for extending cables from LCD projectors, high-definition video monitors and digital displays to an HDMI interface mounted in a Siemon MAX series faceplate. The MAX® HDMI Adapter Extender Cable fits into a single 2-port opening on all […]


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 […]


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 […]


Making smart infrastructure installations on a tight IT budget

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When it comes to the purchase of data network, communications and other IT infrastructure, it’s often tempting to buy cheap, quick-fix solutions to meet the immediate needs with as little pressure on the company coffers as possible. But that buck saved now could come at the expense down the line, cautions BT-SA, South Africa’s leading […]


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 […]


Protect your fibre cable with Excel’s duct trunking system

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To coincide the second phase of fibre products being launched by Excel Networking Solutions into their Enbeam fibre product portfolio, the company is excited to bring in a yellow duct trunking system to complement the range and provide a strong, sturdy and protective solution to its fibre customers. In a different league to alternative trunking, […]


Siemon launches ultra high-density plug and play fibre system

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Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has expanded its line of LightHouse™ advanced fibre cabling solutions in Africa with LightStack® 8. This new ultra high-density plug and play system offers efficient and cost-effective support of current and future 8-fibre applications. LightStack® 8 provides an easy and efficient migration path to 40 and 100 Gb/s […]