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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Sudan internet up and running again after month-long shutdown

23 August 2019

The council ordered the shutdown after widespread protests broke out following the ousting of president Omar Al Bashir

The council ordered the shutdown after widespread protests broke out following the ousting of president Omar Al Bashir

Sudan’s ruling Transitional Military Council finally restored internet connectivity in mid-July following a shutdown that lasted over a month.

Users can now access the 3G and 4G data connections, as well as use social media platforms.

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Mauritania needs ‘stronger regulation’ to boost mobile - report

23 August 2019

Mauritania’s telecom sector faces a number of hurdles, though efforts continue to be made to address them with financial support from the government as well as the World Bank and European Investment Bank.

The report by market research and data house Research & Markets said efforts have been focused on implementing appropriate regulatory measures and promoting the further penetration of fixed-line broadband services, by improving the national backbone network.

That ensures connectivity to international telecom cables and facilitates operator access to infrastructure.

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ATS readies itself for ‘people’s’ satellite internet service

23 August 2019

Algérie Télécom Satellite (ATS), a branch of incumbent operator Algérie Télécom, is preparing the launch of the satellite internet service dedicated to individuals and residents in September 2019.

The Algerian satellite Alcomsat-1 that ATS plans to bring high-speed internet connectivity to isolated and unserved border areas is expected to significantly help improve the internet penetration rate in Africa’s largest country by land mass.

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