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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Huawei to connect remote parts of Canada

09 September 2019

St. John’s in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

St. John’s in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Chinese tech giant Huawei is to deploy high-speed wireless internet to a number of underserved communities in Canada’s remote northern regions.

The move, mostly 4G deployments, comes with Huawei under sanctions in the US over national security concerns and amid a diplomatic crisis between Canada and China over the detention of a Huawei executive in Vancouver.

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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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Cajutel targets increased connectivity in west Africa

23 August 2019

Cajutel has been awarded a Tier 1 ISP data services licence for its crypto project to start operations in Sierra Leone.

The Switzerland-owned and Guinea Bissau-registered business wants to use its Ethereum-based platform to increase connectivity and access to high-speed broadband in Guinea Bissau and Guinea.

Chief executive officer Andreas Fink said the plan was to first build the infrastructure that would bring reliable and affordable internet then come up with a cash transfer system that will work over it targeting its first customers in six–12 months.

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