06 April 2020
Mobile industry group GSMA has launched the Innovation Fund for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion, designed to increase mobile internet adoption and usage among those who have coverage but are not using it in in Africa and Asia.
It is supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in Germany, the GSMA and its members.Find out more
30 March 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.
PEACE South will also provide alternative routes for existing systems, connecting southern Africa to Europe and Asia with newer, faster high-bandwidth technology and assisting the region to improve internet usage and reduce the cost of connectivity.Find out more
23 March 2020
Call blocking by South Africa’s biggest network operators is negatively impacting many local telecoms customers who are finding they cannot always successfully complete phone calls, according to Anthony Engelbrecht, technical director at independent telco, Huge Networks.
He said that some clients of SA’s many Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telecoms networks such as Huge Networks, Connection Telecoms and dozens of others are increasingly finding that calls they place are not reaching the intended telecoms user.Find out more
18 February 2020
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.Find out more