Connecting Africa, 10/10/2018
The recent completion of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) that runs from Angola to Brazil is set to create a new wave of business opportunities for Angola, according to Angola Cables CEO Antonio Nunes. (See South Atlantic Cable System Is Completed.)
Gabriella Jeakins, Digital Content Marketer, KNect365, 10/8/2018
Artificial intelligence is already having an impact across Africa: Nigerian doctors are experimenting with AI for medical diagnoses; Sophia, the robot who was granted Saudi Arabian citizenship last year, was partly developed in Ethiopia; and Google has recently announced that it is opening an AI research centre in Accra, Ghana.
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 -- Ocean Specialists, Inc (OSI), a leading system development and advisory firm for telecommunications network solutions, today announced that the installation of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) is complete. SACS is the first direct link between Africa and South America. The Provisional Acceptance certificate was signed today at a ...
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 ...
PRESS RELEASE, 9/24/2018
PRESS RELEASE -- Liquid Telecom has announced a partnership with Zindi to support the rollout of its new data science competition platform across Africa.
The Staff, 9/12/2018
With just a few weeks to go until the annual Nigeria Com 2018 event opens its doors, Connecting Africa is speaking to some of the key figures shaping Nigeria's telecoms and technology sectors.
Wei Shi, Intelligence Content Manager, Telecoms.com & Site Editor, Connecting Africa, 9/11/2018
A pilot 5G network operated by South African enterprise communications service provider Comsol using Samsung network infrastructure has been switched on in the Soweto township to provide 5G-based fixed wireless access.
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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