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Ageing networks can hamper cloud performance

The cloud, IoT and even hyperconverged infrastructure require a robust and solid network to relay the information to and from the data centre they are connected to. But an old, legacy network can severely hamper this and lead to downtime and sub-standard connections, which is why Netshield South Africa is offering businesses an alternative, to […]


Paratus rolls out fibre infrastructure in Gobabis

Gobabis now has lightning fast reliable fibre Internet access. Paratus Africa, a private telecommunications operator in Namibia, is offering its standard range of fibre packages to Gobabis businesses and residents. Paratus recently completed a national fibre project, connecting from the WACS landing station in Swakopmund eastward to the border of Botswana and dropped off in […]


Ooredoo Algeria deploys Nokia Cloud Mobile Gateway

Nokia is helping Ooredoo Algeria take the first step towards next generation networks and reinforce its technology leadership in the region with the successful deployment of North Africa’s first virtualised Mobile Gateway. This is a crucial step for the migration of core network elements to the cloud and paves the way for the transformation of […]


CNet Training: Educating workforces to futureproof infrastructure

Even though the successful installation of network cable infrastructure is vital for the effective operation of critical organisations, Andrew Stevens, President and CEO, CNet Training, says its importance is not fully recognised.  He tells us about the vital role of training to ensure customers can feel totally confident about the quality of installation. Can you […]


MainOne urges RENs to adopt technology too solve real problems

MainOne, a leading connectivity and data centre solutions provider, has advised Africa’s Research and Education Networks (RENs) not to relent in its effort to improve the region’s research and educational capability through collaborations with MainOne and other innovative technology solutions providers. The company’s Business Executive for Francophone West Africa and Ghana, Kazeem Oladepo made the […]


Angola Cables’ data centre is now live in Brazil

Angola Cables has announced the opening of its carrier-neutral data centre, Angonap Fortaleza, in Fortaleza, Brazil. The completed facility is now open for business and offers scalability, continuous connectivity and host and cloud services for local and external entities. The facility is a primary interconnection point for the region, which will host Angola Cables’ two […]


Sparkle to invest in deployment of BlueMed multi-fibre cable

Sparkle, an international service provider in Italy and among the top 10 global operators, has announced a long-term investment for the deployment of BlueMed, a submarine multi-fibre cable linking Palermo with Genoa. The new cable – planned to be operational by 2020 – will cross the Tyrrhenian Sea connecting Sparkle’s Sicily Hub open data centre in Palermo, which […]


Nexans simplifies data centre network monitoring and scale-up

As new trends such as 5G and edge computing put more strain on data centres, the race for efficiency, reliability and scalability continues. To help data centres effectively address their physical layer-related challenges, Nexans launched new cutting-edge solutions that include LANsense AIM software for network monitoring, LANmark ENSPACE high-density fibre solution and Slimflex Cat. 6A […]


Liquid Telecom selects Nokia to deploy channel network

Liquid Telecom Kenya, part of the leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, and Nokia have announced a two-year partnership to upgrade their existing fibre network to support OTN/DWDM technology with an initial network capacity of 500G. This will result in a faster and more reliable connection along the route from the Indian Ocean to data […]


Handbook gives IT Managers key insights into DC and networking trends

R&M, a globally active developer and provider of cabling systems for high-quality network infrastructures, based in Wetzikon, Switzerland, has announced the availability of the Data Center Handbook 2019. The handbook, aimed primarily at planners and operators of data centres, is a rich source of information on how to successfully design, build, manage and support a […]


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