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Vodacom Business Africa (VBA) says it is introducing Carrier Ethernet and Managed Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) services to enable clients to take up digital opportunities on its footprint of 47 countries in Africa. Vodacom said these work alongside other converged fixed and mobile connectivity services to give organisations a future-ready network product that is fast,...

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Ahead of Zambia’s Presidential and General Elections in August this year, authorities have downplayed fears expressed by foreign diplomats and civil society organisations of a possible shutdown of the internet. There is concern over a potential deliberate move by authorities to cut access to the internet because of the controversial cybercrime law passed in March....

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South Africa’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) has called on government and regulator, theIndependent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA), to open up the communications licensing arena. This, as ISPA believes there is no reason, under the Electronic Communications Act (ECA), that any qualifying telecoms market entrant should not be able to apply for a communications licence. The...

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Capacity wholesale Internet service provider, the West Indian Ocean Cable Company (WIOCC) has brought new points-of-presence (PoPs) to South Africa. In a statement, WIOCC says it has extended its national hyperscale network with a further 30 PoPs along the country’s southern coastline – between Cape Town and Durban. The Mauritius-headquartered WIOCC operates as a wholesaler,...

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Internet subscriptions in Nigeria, Africa’s largest country by economy and population, have grown by 13 percent over the past twelve months to 148,1 million. The figure, from February 2020 to February 2021, implies density of 75 percent in a population officially put at 198 million. This places Nigeria well above the African average of around...