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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Cape Verde to build new telecom connection

23 August 2019

The European Investment Bank, Luxembourg

The European Investment Bank, Luxembourg

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to provide US$25m for the construction of a new telecom connection that will enable 4G mobile services and improve international connections to Cape Verde.

It forms part of the EIB’s commitment to supporting small island states around the world.

Furthermore, it comes at a time when the country’s existing communications rely on a single submarine cable that is reaching the end of its operational life.

Connection to the EllaLink cable, to be financed by the new EIB loan, will unlock a wide range of opportunities for the west African islands.

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Google introduce new products and tools for African consumers

23 August 2019

Google unveiled a dedicated travel mode in Google Maps to provide navigation for motorcycles in Nigeria. It will also be made available in Benin Republic, Ghana, Rwanda, Togo and Uganda

Google unveiled a dedicated travel mode in Google Maps to provide navigation for motorcycles in Nigeria. It will also be made available in Benin Republic, Ghana, Rwanda, Togo and Uganda

Google has introduced a raft of new products and tools designed to help consumers in Africa and pledged an additional US$4m towards youth development.

The US giant used its Google for Nigeria event to unveil a dedicated travel mode in Google Maps to provide directions and navigation for motorcycles in Nigeria.

It will also be made available in Benin Republic, Ghana, Rwanda, Togo and Uganda.

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Government launch Chad digital review

23 August 2019

The Chadian government has launched its first digital forum “Chad digital” themed “20 years after restructuring of the postal and telecommunications sectors: assessment, challenges and prospects”.

Launched July 11th, telecom minister Idriss Saleh Bachar, said: “Remarkable progress has been made in reducing Chad’s digital gap and consequently setting a new era for the sector.”

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