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South Africa leads world in demand for constant connectivity

South Africans with Internet connections lead the world in expectations for constant connection both at and away from home, with 95% of respondents saying they expect it and it is important to them, according to the 2018 ARRIS International plc Connectivity and Entertainment Index (CEI). Most households with Internet connections (56%) are also willing to […]


Nokia powers optical service on Telecom Egypt’s Delta Backbone Network

Telecom Egypt has adopted Nokia’s Photonic Service Engine (PSE) technology to double backbone capacity on its Delta Region DWDM backbone network. Commercial deployment of the new high-speed service started in June and represents the first 200G long distance, single carrier transmission service in Africa. With growth in demand for mobile video and ultra-broadband services, Telecom […]


SACS Cable to boost connectivity in Africa via Teraco Data Centres

Teraco, Africa’s largest vendor neutral colocation data centre provider, has said that clients currently making use of its data centres in Cape Town and Johannesburg are set to benefit from the cross connection to the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) – Africa’s first transatlantic link connecting the continent to the Americas. Owned by Angola Cables, […]


Open access is making progress in South Africa, says ISPA

Communities across South Africa are increasingly insisting on open access fibre optic cable installations which provide a neutral platform for ISPs to compete with each other. That’s the word from South Africa’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) which says elected representatives of gated communities, estates and business parks are gradually adopting a hard line with […]


Intelsat and Q-KON enable large-scale broadband access in Africa

Q-KON is to introduce a new multiple high-speed broadband service powered by the IntelsatOne Flex for Enterprise platform. Combining a cloud-based management platform with Intelsat’s global satellite and terrestrial networks, the IntelsatOne Flex platform will enable Q-KON to rapidly deploy high-quality broadband that enables new services and applications for smaller businesses throughout Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, […]


Siemon enhances fibre offering with Uni-boot APC LC BladePatch jumper

Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has enhanced its comprehensive line of LightHouse advanced fibre cabling solutions with a new APC BladePatch Uni-boot duplex single-mode fibre jumper. The new jumper has been developed in response to increasing fibre densities and the growing demand for APC (angled physical contact) connectivity that offers improved return loss […]


Avelacom extends low latency connectivity to South Africa

Avelacom, the high-performance connectivity and IT infrastructure solutions provider for the financial services industry, has announced that it has extended its connectivity offerings to South Africa, enabling trading firms to access the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in a fast and reliable way. Global banks, HFTs and hedge funds accessing JSE can now obtain ultra low […]


South Atlantic Cable System goes live, linking Africa and the Americas

The South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) is now on-stream and open for commercial traffic. The new digital information highway is the first and fastest link between Africa and the Americas with the lowest latency and will provide a more direct routing for internet traffic in the Southern Hemisphere. The Angola Cables owned SACS has been […]


MainOne expands operations in Ivory Coast with US$20m investment

MainOne, a leading provider of connectivity and data centre solutions in West Africa, has reiterated its commitment to leading the Digital Transformation efforts of the Francophone region with an initial investment of US$20m on cable landing and data centre projects in the Ivory Coast within the next two years. According to Kazeem Oladepo, the company’s […]


South Atlantic interlink connecting Cameroon to Brazil fully installed

The South Atlantic Inter Link (SAIL) consortium has announced the completion of the near 6,000km marine installation of its 25-year life-span transatlantic fibre optic subsea cable. This marks a significant milestone because, for the first time, two continents, Africa and the Americas, are fully connected to their respective landing stations; Kribi in Cameroon and Fortaleza […]


Siemon demonstrates advantages of plug terminated link technology

Siemon, a global network infrastructure expert, has created a new video to demonstrate how plug terminated link technology speeds up the deployment of IP-based and PoE-enabled devices in intelligent buildings, while cutting costs and increasing security and performance. Using high-end graphics, the new video takes the viewer on a virtual tour through an intelligent building […]


Siemon partners with IDC for Cloud and Datacenter Roadshow series

Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, is pleased to announce that it is partnering with International Data Corporation (IDC), a global leader in the provision of market intelligence, ICT events and advisory services, as part of a roadshow of events tailored for data centre professionals. The Cloud and Datacenter Roadshow takes place in eight […]


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