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In October 2019, MainOne extended its 7,000 km submarine cable connecting Africa to Europe to the coast of Grand-Bassam with the objective of democratizing access to High speed internet in Ivory Coast and neighboring countries. In accordance with the operator license obtained in 2018 and following the various authorizations issued by the competent Ivorian authorities,...

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…highly customised, cost-efficient wifi packages for Systems Integrators in Africa targeting MNOs, ISPs and enterprises… Today’s exclusive distribution announcement from Gilat Telecom and Quantum Networks will be welcomed by Systems Integrators across Africa looking to diversity their network equipment offerings. Gilat Telecom will be making the product portfolio of Quantum Networks available to its existing...

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French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a commitment of €130-million over the next three years to support the Digital Africa initiative and programmes involving key stakeholders within Africa’s tech ecosystem, including start-ups, venture capitalist, incubators, technology clusters and academia. Macron made the announcement during the recently hosted New Africa-France Summit in Montpellier, alongside members of...

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The Covid-19 has accelerated the maturity of rural areas in Africa as promising market niches. Several operators are already directing their investments there. Avanti Communications Group, aware of this situation, has taken steps to support them in their operational choices. The provider of telecom satellite services Avanti Communications Group revealed, Tuesday, October 5, the launch of a...

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US-based tech monolith Google, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc, has announced its plans to invest $1-billion over 5 years to accelerate and support digital transformation across Africa through a series of new initiatives, from faster internet to backing startups. The announcements were first made during yesterday’s first-ever Google for Africa virtual event, which can be...

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Shares in French satellite company Eutelsat (ETL.PA) surged on Thursday after the company rejected a bid proposal from billionaire Patrick Drahi, whose business interests include auction house Sotheby’s and media group Altice. “Eutelsat Communications confirms that the proposal received from Mr. Patrick Drahi – and rejected unanimously by the relevant governance bodies of the company – prices...