Kenya and South Sudan sign fibre MoU

29 August 2023

Kenya and South Sudan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to build a fibre optic connection.

Kenya’s President William Ruto said that the two countries are working together on infrastructure projects to strengthen regional integration and trade. Kenya is eager to carry out infrastructure projects as part of the Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport Corridor project (LAPSSET).

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SA at serious risk of catastrophic internet disruption

25 August 2023

Paul Colmer, EXCO member, Wireless Access Provider’s Association (WAPA)

Paul Colmer, EXCO member, Wireless Access Provider’s Association (WAPA)

In an era driven by digital connectivity, the recent events involving the unprecedented damage to three of South Africa’s major west coast undersea internet cables have thrust the country into a precarious position.

The disruption of critical undersea cables, Western African Cable System (WACS), South Atlantic 3 (SAT-3), and now African Coast to Europe (ACE), has highlighted the vulnerability of the country's internet infrastructure and exposed potential risks that could have far-reaching consequences.

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WIOCC restores connectivity for Southern Africa

17 August 2023

WIOCC has put in place restoration services on Equiano for its major ISP and IP Transit provider clients affected by the ongoing west coast subsea cable outages.

Due to a probable rock fall in the Congo Canyon, the WACS, SAT-3 and ACE subsea cables have been damaged, disrupting services of many Southern African connectivity providers.

When the damage occurred, WIOCC was able to seamlessly transition its clients’ traffic onto its full fibre pair on the Equiano cable in a matter of hours. It has also helped many other major players in the industry - who were not its clients previously - restore their connectivity services at short notice.

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Cameroon and UNICEF target ICT

24 July 2023

Cameroon has partnered with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to accelerate the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in its primary and secondary schools.

A partnership agreement worth US$4.8 million was signed between the Special Council Support Fund for Mutual Assistance (FEICOM) and the UN agency.

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