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Africa Racing Towards Gigabit Connectivity

Guy Zibi
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Power supply challenges are such that a reliable, uninterrupted power supply is a critical selling point in the African data center market, but there have been marked improvements across the board in recent times, notes Guy Zibi of Xalam Analytics.
The launch of two data centers in South Africa by Microsoft should change the cloud landscape in Africa, writes Xalam Analytics Principal Guy Zibi.
It may be one of the smallest nations on the continent but Djibouti plays a major role in connecting Africa to the rest of the world, writes Xalam Analytics Principal Guy Zibi.
The year-on-year decline in Africa mobile operator capex has halted but network equipment vendors shouldn't get too excited just yet.
In terms of international subsea network connectivity, Africa has never had it so good. But that doesn't mean there aren't significant challenges in the wholesale bandwidth market, explains Guy Zibi.
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Tuesday, October 3, 2017
2:00 p.m Cape Town / 1:00 p.m London / 8:00 a.m New York

4G is fundamentally altering the African broadband landscape, driving changes in pricing models and ushering in a new breed of players. As more African operators struggle with finding the optimal balance of affordable pricing and service profitability, and as traffic volumes continue to explode, this webinar will take stock of 4G developments in the region.

Thursday, November 2, 2017
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Available data center white space has doubled over the past five years and has been growing by an average of around 15% annually. This webinar will assess this transformation, and provide a window into what the expanding demand for cloud services means for the future of the African data center market.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
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FTTH rollout has accelerated across Africa, driven by increased availability and consumption of bandwidth-hungry content, from video streaming services to cloud-based enterprise applications. This webinar will provide an overview of key trends in this burgeoning sector, along with some perspective on the status of deployments, economic feasibility and competition with alternative broadband access technologies (mobile broadband in particular).

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