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The demand for broadband connectivity is accelerating in Africa. Telecommunications operators are strengthening their broadband infrastructures to better respond to this. The telecommunications operator Sonatel, the Senegalese subsidiary of the French group Orange, announced on Tuesday July 19 that it had won the market for the connection station in Senegal to a 5 th submarine fiber optic cable. This...

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The demand for telecom services and connectivity is accelerating in Angola. To meet this demand, Unitel is increasing its investments in extending its network across the country. Angolan mobile phone operator Unitel has extended its northern submarine cable to Cabinda province. The objective of this initiative is to improve the quality of telecom services and Internet access...

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Since 2020, demand for broadband connectivity has been growing in Africa, supported by the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting accelerated digital transformation. While the trend is expected to continue, Cape Verde is investing in strengthening its Internet capacity.  EllaLink, an undersea fiber optic cable linking Europe to Latin America, has been commissioned in Cape Verde. This new...

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Planned new cable investment could exceed US$10-billion from 2022-2024, with the investment expected to continue across all global routes – and Africa is included in regions that stand to benefit. This is according to global telecommunications market research and consulting firm TeleGeography which published its new Submarine Cable Map and Africa Telecom Map for 2022, sponsored by...

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Cameroon is not utilising its submarine fibre optic infrastructure to the maximum, according to research released by the World Bank. An excerpt from the World Bank Group’s country diagnostic report, Cameron Digital Economy Assessment, reads: “Cameroon’s international connectivity remains non-competitive despite the existence of multiple submarine cables, leading to unused capacity and limited international bandwidth per capita.”...

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Named in honor of Olaudah Equiano , a writer, former slave of Nigerian origin, the Equiano cable is an infrastructure that should offer approximately 20 times more network capacity than the last cables built to serve the continent. Nitin Gajria, general manager of the sub-Saharan Africa branch at Google is expected in Lomé on Friday March 18...

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A second fibre optic cable has landed in Seychelles and scheduled to be operational in May. The cable that will connect the Pakistan East Africa Cable Express (PEACE) landed this week at Perseverance Island in the Seychelles. According to Seychelles’ Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology Benjamin Choppy the objective of...

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Last February, Amr Talaat, the Egyptian Minister of Communication and Information Technology, said that Egypt, which is currently connected to 13 submarine cables, should increase this number to 18 by three years here. Egypt’s incumbent telecommunications operator, Telecom Egypt, and pan-African broadband connectivity provider AFR-IX Telecom signed a landing agreement on Wednesday, March 2, on...