Number of new cables connecting Africa growing massively, says report

11 May 2022

Africa gained new undersea cables with a combined construction cost of U$12bn from 2016- 2021, with the continent continuing to benefit from new investment for years to come, according to a report.

TeleGeography, a global telecommunications market research and consulting firm, has published its new Submarine Cable Map and Africa Telecom Map for 2022 and projects that subsea cable spending will strengthen as hyperscalers shift their position from generating demand to generating supply.

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Cameroon, Chad and Sudan connect by terrestrial fibre cable

26 April 2022

Camtel, SudaChad Telecom, and Sudatel will build a fibre optic cable to interconnect Cameroon, Chad and Sudan, the companies said.

The West to East Africa Network Access (WE-Africa-NA) project will provide high-speed connection with speeds estimated at 100 Gb/s.  
Approximately 3,500 km-long, the cable will run from Port-Sudan on the Red Sea in Sudan to Kribi on the Atlantic Ocean in Cameroon via Chad. 

 

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PCCW doubles capacity on PEACE cable system

08 April 2022

PCCW Global has completed a major and significant upgrade on the PEACE cable system between Marseille, Cyprus and Abu Talat using Infinera’s ICE technology.

The company now offers network operators the ability to significantly increase capacity per fiber pair on these critical Middle East and Mediterranean fibre routes.

Leveraging Infinera’s ICE technology on the GX Series Compact Modular Platform, PCCW Global is able to reach individual wavelength speeds of 650 Gbps resulting in more capacity, with less hardware, and providing up to 25 terabits per fibre pair.

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Algérie Télécom modernises infrastructure for a better quality of service

08 April 2022

The Algérie Télécom Group, which has four subsidiaries, has launched a series of measures to modernize its infrastructure to improve the quality of internet and telephone services, said group chief executive officer Khaled Zarat.

Speaking to Algérie Presse Service, Zarat said the operator is required to significantly improve the quality of service, through the deployment of the latest technologies to ensure among other things a stable network for continuity of service ensuring the required performance for any kind of need.

“To do this, major projects have been initiated and launched in recent years in view of the digital transformation through the modernization of the access network and the gradual switch to the Internet very high speed through the fibre network FTTH (fibre to home),” he added.” It is also the increase in the capacity of the transport network and the securing and redundancy of metropolitan loops of the national backbone, the densification of the 4G network and the construction of a network of national data centre housing the appropriate infrastructure to international standards capable of supporting the digital transformation “so requested and expected by our customers,” he said.

 

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