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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ACT to register fibre optic infrastructure

23 August 2019

The Kenyan Information and Communication Technology (ACT) Authority said it will carry out a registration of all the fibre optic infrastructure in the country to enhance management. 

In a published notice, it advised all owners of fibre cables to declare their location and details of their network.

The register will help mitigate losses that both the government and private investors incur during implementation of road and fibre infrastructure caused by cuts or road destruction.

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Liquid connects South Sudan to the rest of the world

23 August 2019

Phase one of the agreement will include a 300km fibre backbone operating from the border of Uganda, through South Sudan, to Juba

Phase one of the agreement will include a 300km fibre backbone operating from the border of Uganda, through South Sudan, to Juba

Pan-African business Liquid Telecom will implement and operate South Sudan’s first fibre broadband network, connecting the country to the “One Africa” broadband network, which is approaching 70,000km across 13 African countries and to the rest of the world.

Phase one of the agreement, signed between National Communication Authority and Liquid Telecom, will include a 300km fibre backbone operating from the border of Uganda, through South Sudan, to Juba.

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Paratus rolls out fibre services in Namibian city

19 July 2019

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Andrew Hall, managing director at Paratus Namibia

Paratus Telecommunications in Namibia has introduced its fibre packages to businesses and residents in the city of Gobabis.

The company is offering capped and uncapped packages starting from N$620 for 100Mbps and N$785 for 10Mbps.

Paratus has completed a national fibre project, connecting from the WACS landing station in Swakopmund eastward to the border of Botswana, serving Gobabis and other towns en-route.

The city’s council representative, councillor Liberius Kalili said he was “proud” to have Paratus come forward and address the requirement for businesses and residents to move into the digital age with fibre-optic cable solutions.

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