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Orange Egypt to build new data centre in Administrative Capital

A data centre for the new Administrative Capital close to Cairo will be built and operated by Orange Egypt. The Administrative Capital for Urban Development (ACUD) has signed an agreement with Orange Egypt to build and operate the new administrative capital’s data centre and cloud computing platform. The data centre is an infrastructure milestone to […]


Teraco welcomes VMware Cloud to Cape Town and Johannesburg data centres

Teraco has announced that VMware Cloud is now available via VMware Cloud Verified service providers in the Cape Town (CT1) and Johannesburg (JB1) data centre facilities. VMware Cloud provides a fast and easy way to migrate existing enterprise application workloads to the cloud and, when you see the VMware Cloud Verified logo, you’ll know you […]


Nokia and Angola Cables trial first direct optical connection between USA and Africa

Angola Cables is trialling Nokia’s Photonic Service Engine 3 (PSE-3) chipset for the first direct optical connection between the USA and Africa. The route provides direct, low-latency trans-Atlantic routing and greatly simplifies the turn-up of services to better serve rapidly growing data consumption markets in Africa. Subsea fibre-optic cables form the backbone of the global […]


Capillary Technologies achieves AWS Retail Competency Status

Capillary Technologies, a leading consumer engagement and commerce product company, has announced that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Retail Competency status. AWS Retail Competency Partners have demonstrated success in offering end-to-end solutions across customer engagement, supply chain and distribution, physical, digital and virtual store, advanced retail data science, core retail business applications and […]


Syrex achieves 4 Star Check Point partner status

Syrex, a leading provider of virtualised and hybrid network infrastructures and solutions, has been awarded the prestigious Check Point 4 Star Partner Status. This is in addition to the company currently holding the Check Point Partner Sales Certification (CPSC) status. “By becoming a 4 Star Partner, Syrex is able to work even more closely with […]


MainOne’s submarine cable is ready for service in Cote d’Ivoire

MainOne has announced that its submarine cable in Cote d’Ivoire is live and ready for service. The project, notable for being the first commercial cable system in service to deploy spectrum sharing capabilities, will offer capabilities to deepen infrastructure sharing and lower the cost of delivering broadband services to the region. MainOne’s entry into the […]


Paratus extends its coverage across Africa

Paratus, a leading telecoms operator with operational offices in six African countries, has now implemented additional routes for redundancy and is in the process of an aggressive rollout plan, building even more routes across the region to ensure maximum uptime for clients using this route. The company reported in August that it had finally completed […]


Safaricom and KBL partner to connect coolers across Kenya

Safaricom has officially announced a partnership with Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) to connect and enhance its coolers. The connected coolers are wired with sensors which leverage on the Internet of Things (IoT) – the inter-networking of ‘smart’ devices that collect and exchange data. They will be provided free of charge to retailers and outlets countrywide. […]


Liquid Telecom inaugurates METISS subsea cable landing station in KwaZulu-Natal

Liquid Telecom South Africa, part of the leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, together with a consortium of telecommunication companies, has officially inaugurated the landing station of the Melting Pot Indianoceanic Submarine System (METISS) at Umbogotwini in KwaZulu-Natal. The Project is expected to be completed and operational by July 2020.  Dr. Angus Hay, General Manager […]


Vox launches high-speed uncapped data and voice satellite plans

Integrated ICT and infrastructure provider, Vox has launched highly attractive uncapped data and voice satellite service plans at a price point that competes with LTE-A. As part of its YahClick satellite service, these plans aim to provide cost-effective connectivity to under-serviced regions in South Africa.  “Satellite is still a viable solution in South Africa, even […]


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