Africa Connective collaboration to change the face of connectivity

29 September 2023

WASP Digital has announced its Africa Connective collaboration with SDWAN & SASE Solutions, an alliance that aims to not only reshape the networking landscape across Africa, propelling it into an era of advanced connectivity and fortifying the continent’s digital transformation journey, but to deliver on many of the Sustainable Development Goals, as specified by the African Union, the UN, and the World Bank.

“This partnership adds weight to WASP Digital’s long-held connectivity expansion plans for all of Africa, which will bring greater prosperity and opportunity to lives, as well as businesses,” said Grant Webber, CEO at WASP Digital. “Many NGOs and organisations are working right now on re-shaping the future of every African nation, and therefore the entire continent, via Sustainable Development Goals – building pan-African secure digital connectivity is a large part of that reshaping and underpins many other SDGs. SDG objectives are built into everything we do at WASP Digital. Having SDWAN & SASE Solutions as a key strategic partner in the Africa Connective and their unique OMNIA solution solves many of the specific issues faced by individuals and businesses in Africa, both existing businesses and those that are up and coming. Their expert technology credentials and proven innovation history of bringing breakthrough technology to the market, will help deliver these SDGs and bring betterment for all. There is further big news on the growth of the Africa Connective partnership, which we will be able to release to the public soon.”

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Telecom Egypt to extend Medusa cable

29 September 2023

Telecom Egypt has signed a partnership agreement with Medusa Submarine Cable System to extend the Medusa submarine fibre optic cable to the Red Sea.

Medusa will land in the Egyptian city of Port Said by the end of 2025. Telecom Egypt will then use its extensive terrestrial network to extend the 8,760km cable to landing stations in Suez, Zafarana and Ras Ghareb, on the Red Sea.

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Raxio lays foundation stone for Cacuaco DC

27 September 2023

Raxio Group has laid the foundation stone for the construction of its state-of-the-art data centre in the district of Cacuaco, on the outskirts of Luanda. Raxio Angola is the first independent and neutral Tier III certified data centre in the country.

Angola’s digital and telecommunications ecosystems have been developing rapidly, with the country already achieving an internet penetration rate of approximately 27%. New connectivity service providers are entering the market and other providers are improving their networks, presence, and services. This new data centre will provide an opportunity for the country to add to its position as a strategic digital ecosystem for the region, creating a hub for peering and driving regional and international digital traffic.

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Starlink coming soon to Burundi

26 September 2023

SpaceX has begun negotiations with the Burundian authorities to launch Starlink services in the country from the second quarter of 2024, pending approval from regulatory authorities.

Starlink's low-orbit satellite constellation should enable the government to accelerate coverage of the entire population with high-speed internet connectivity, including communities living in remote rural areas that are difficult to access for operators' terrestrial networks. The Telecommunications Regulatory and Control Agency (ARCT) plans to launch commercial 5G in the country from July next year.

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