Angola Cables and TM Global offer new route from South America to Asia via Africa

17 September 2019

Undersea cable map

Undersea cable map

Angola Cables and TM Global, the wholesale arm of Telekom Malaysia Berhard, have unveiled a successful Proof of Concept (PoC) for a new cable route running from South America to Asia via Africa. 

Early PoC results showed a reduction in the latency reading compared with exisiting northern hemisphere routings. If successful, it could lead to significant improvements in global internet routing quality, especially for data connectivity services to the southern hemisphere. 

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Google wants partners for new Europe-Africa cable system

23 August 2019

Google has unveiled plans for its new private subsea cable that will connect Africa with Europe and is looking for partners to help link it up with various countries along the route.

Equiano will be Google’s third private international cable after Dunant, which connects the US to France - and Curie, which links Los Angeles, California with Valparaiso, Chile  photo: google

Equiano will be Google’s third private international cable after Dunant, which connects the US to France - and Curie, which links Los Angeles, California with Valparaiso, Chile  photo: google

 

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Global chooses Eutelsat to back up WAPP

23 August 2019

Eutelsat Communications has entered into a multi-year C-band capacity contract with Global Technologies on its EUTELSAT 10A satellite, which will provide connectivity and communications for the West Africa Power Pool project (WAPP).

Established in 1999 by ECOWAS (Economic Community of West Africa States), WAPP aims at interconnecting the electricity power grids of 14 west African nations.

Global was awarded the telecommunications part of the project and will use EUTELSAT 10A’s coverage of west Africa to monitor major power distribution sites across the region.

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Cape Verde to build new telecom connection

23 August 2019

The European Investment Bank, Luxembourg

The European Investment Bank, Luxembourg

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to provide US$25m for the construction of a new telecom connection that will enable 4G mobile services and improve international connections to Cape Verde.

It forms part of the EIB’s commitment to supporting small island states around the world.

Furthermore, it comes at a time when the country’s existing communications rely on a single submarine cable that is reaching the end of its operational life.

Connection to the EllaLink cable, to be financed by the new EIB loan, will unlock a wide range of opportunities for the west African islands.

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