Liquid Telecom to invest billions in Egyptian network infrastructure

26 March 2019

Liquid is expanding its pan-African data centre portfolio as well as its fibre network which currently stretches almost 70,000km across the continent.

Liquid is expanding its pan-African data centre portfolio as well as its fibre network which currently stretches almost 70,000km across the continent.

Liquid Telecom plans to invest EGP8bn (USD400m) in Egypt as part of a major partnership with Telecom Egypt that includes network infrastructure and data centres.

Over a three-year period, Liquid will initially spend USD50m in data centres and cloud services. It then plans to invest a further USD350m in broadband and financial inclusion initiatives, as well as what’s described as “high capacity” data centres. The precise number and locations of these facilities have yet to be announced.

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Infinidat appoints Pinnacle as primary distributer

06 March 2019

Infinidat, the software-centric data storage solutions firm, has appointed ICT distribution company, Pinnacle, as its primary distributor in South Africa. 

Infinidat, which is based in both the US and Israel, plans to grow its customer base in South Africa, as well as enable Tier 1 enterprise customers to leverage its proposition of “high availability, high performance” and the lowest possible TCO at multi-petabyte scale. 

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African operators facing a constant ‘countdown to no’

06 March 2019

Prepaid churn in South Africa is so astronomical that operators must replace their entire prepaid subscriber base every 18 months on average, according to new research from Strategy Analytics and Juvo.

The report, called Death by a thousand nos, highlighted the methods to encourage sustainable loyalty amongst prepaid customers and calculated the reduced churn and increased revenues that are possible for developing market operators. 

Impact of a 20 per cent churn reduction on EBITDA 

Impact of a 20 per cent churn reduction on EBITDA 

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SES ‘revolutionises’ mining activity in Mali

07 February 2019

Carole Kamaitha, VP of fixed data sales at SES Networks, said the mine at Syama had made a ‘technological leap’ by adopting the solutions.

Carole Kamaitha, VP of fixed data sales at SES Networks, said the mine at Syama had made a ‘technological leap’ by adopting the solutions.

 

Australian gold miner Resolute Mining has ramped up its operations in Mali by building what is claimed to be the world’s first, purpose-built, fully automated, sub-level cave gold mine at Syama.

It is also adopting high-speed connectivity that enables the use of high-tech applications and equipment, among other capabilities.

The full-managed SES Networks satellite data connectivity platform enables enterprise cloud applications and improves the levels of safety and productivity. The fibre-like service delivered via its O3b Medium Earth Orbit satellite constellation extends the high-capacity fibre-optic network that Resolute Mining is installing throughout the mine.



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