Asteroid lands in Mombasa

18 February 2020

Located Mombasa, the Asteroid IXP will enable much improved internet interconnection in east Africa

Located Mombasa, the Asteroid IXP will enable much improved internet interconnection in east Africa

Asteroid International, the global interconnection platform innovator, has launched a state-of-the-art and highly automated Internet Exchange Point (IXP) solution in Kenya’s oldest city.

Located in the modern, hyper connected, carrier neutral icolo facilities in Mombasa, the Asteroid IXP will enable much improved internet interconnection in east Africa and support the region’s strong digital growth.

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Algeria and Mauritania in fibre optic link up

18 February 2020

Algeria has completed a 75km cross-border fibre-optic network link with Mauritania.

The deployment of the section was announced by Algeria’s minister of post, telecommunications, technology and digitalisation, Houda Imane Faraoun.

Algeria is progressively forging links with other markets, having recently completed a 440km terrestrial fibre route over its southern border into Niger in November of last year.

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Mobilis gets Mali nod

18 February 2020

Algérie Télécom subsidiary Mobilis is ready to become the latest player to enter Mali, having been awarded an operating licence to deploy services nationwide.

The award – which includes rights to offer 2G, 3G and 4G services – was confirmed by Modibo Arouna Touré, Mali’s minister of the digital economy and communication, under a provisional agreement with the government.

Although the final terms are yet to be negotiated regarding the setting up of a new subsidiary for Algérie Télécom, Touré said company officials are expected in Mali ‘in the coming weeks’ to ‘sign documents and concretise the latest steps, including financial, and start construction work of the network’.

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Nigerian telecom services ‘one of the best in the world’

18 February 2020

The quality of telecom services provided by Nigerian operators is up there with the best in the world, according to the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators (ALTON).

Its chairman, Engr Gbenga Adebayo, also said despite the extremely high operating costs of providing such services in the west African nation, the telecom industry is the only sector in which prices have remained stable.

“In the first place, we make bold to state that the quality of telecoms services in Nigeria is amongst the best in comparable jurisdictions,” Adebayo said in a statement.

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