Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 10/4/2018
The ambitious South Atlantic Express (SAEx) project, which aims to build a 25,000km subsea cable network that will connect the Americas and Asia via South Africa, has reached the study, survey and permission phase, with Alcatel Submarine Networks working on the details.
Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/1/2018
For the nations of east Africa, direct telecom connections between countries have been elusive. In some cases, the lack of infrastructure has forced operators to route traffic over subsea cables that snake around the sides of the continent. Some services have remained unavailable without the terrestrial networks to support them. But all that could change ...
PRESS RELEASE, 9/28/2018
PRESS RELEASE -- Kontron, a global provider of cloud and carrier-class integrated infrastructure platforms, today announced that CMC Networks, a preeminent global communications services Carrier in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe, has selected Kontron as its preferred commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware infrastructure supplier to support its ...
Connecting Africa, 9/17/2018
PRESS RELEASE -- LAGOS, Nigeria -- French Telecoms company, Orange (www.Orange.com) and leading West African Connectivity and Data Centre services provider, MainOne (www.MainOne.net) have struck a partnership that will see the French telecoms giant co-invest in two new cable landing stations in Dakar, Senegal and Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire while the ...
Amy Turner, Head, Digital Content, KNect365 TMT, 8/8/2018
As AI and IoT platforms are deployed around the world, the opportunities enabled by these technologies in an African context have started to become apparent. But how will artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and broader enterprise digital transformation developments help to bridge the continent's skills gap, accelerate its fintech revolution ...
Amy Turner, Head, Digital Content, KNect365 TMT, 7/20/2018
Digital Africa is watching the clock -- the countdown to several key developments set to recalibrate both the African tech and telecoms sectors has begun. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is now taking hold on the continent, and those within the ecosystem are placing bets as to the timescale for a 5G launch on South African soil and where the first fully ...
PRESS RELEASE, 7/17/2018
PRESS RELEASE -- NAIROBI, Kenya -- Businesses around the world have been deploying an early adopter version of Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service, which becomes generally available today. The service allows organizations to easily build blockchain networks to drive more secure and efficient transactions and to track goods through supply chains on a global ...
Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 7/16/2018
Liquid Telecom and Telecom Egypt have struck an agreement that will enable the completion of a 60,000-km terrestrial data network, known as "The One Africa," that runs from Cairo to Cape Town.
The Staff, 7/13/2018
Two country divisions from the MTN Group are among the 30 organizations to have joined communications industry body TM Forum in recent weeks, with digital transformation at the heart of the decision to join.
Richard Frankland, VP Sales EMEA, Irdeto, 10/18/2018
The pay TV market in Sub-Saharan Africa is evolving rapidly and presents an array of opportunities for operators. While traditional pay TV remains essential, operators must also be able to create new revenue streams from different tiers of programs or services. The growth in importance of OTT is undeniable in this market and around the globe, but pay TV ...
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