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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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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MainOne’s submarine cable ready for service in Côte d’Ivoire

18 February 2020

MainOne, a provider of telecom services and network solutions for businesses in west Africa, said its submarine cable in Côte d’Ivoire is live and ready for service.

The company added that the project is notable for being the first commercial cable system in service to deploy spectrum-sharing capabilities.

It also said the new service will offer capabilities to deepen infrastructure sharing and lower the cost of delivering broadband services to the region.

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PCCW Global to extend PEACE cable network to southern Africa

18 February 2020

PCCW Global and PEACE Cable International Network have partnered to extend the Pakistan East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE) submarine cable system to southern Africa.

The PEACE South extension will boost bandwidth and have an important impact on connectivity from its current African landing point in Mombasa, Kenya, all the way to South Africa.

This will  open new Southern African Development Community (SADC) and east African markets to cable partners.

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