ZTE completes Mauritania fibre network construction

19 February 2021

Chinese tech giant ZTE has completed construction of Mauritania’s national fibre optic network.

The whole of the northwest African nation is now crossed by optical fibre, which was deployed as part of the regional communications infrastructure program in west Africa, funded by the World Bank. It was introduced to help accelerate the country’s digital transformation.

The 1,760 km long high-speed telecommunications infrastructure is a backbone made up of urban loops and an international network interconnection. In terms of international network interconnection, Nouakchott, the capital and largest city in Mauritania, serves as the landing point for the ACE submarine cable system.

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Big project delivers low-cost broadband to rural areas

19 January 2021

Masoro, in the northern province of Rulindo in Rwanda, has a population of 21,000.  And it was among the first in a big project to deliver low-cost broadband services to schools, healthcare facilities and community centres in rural areas of Rwanda and Tanzania.

The project was carried out by CableFree; Wireless Excellence is the designer and manufacturer of CableFree products.

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Lives go wireless for villagers thanks to new base station project

18 January 2021

With a population of about 2,000, Duse is a remote village in north-eastern Kenya – 360km from the capital, Nairobi -- where most people are livestock farmers and others are involved in small-scale mining and agriculture.  When they needed internet access it meant a walk of 20km to the nearest town.

While the cities of Nairobi and Mombasa have good wireless infrastructure, just 22 per cent of Kenya’s population – most of whom live in villages – have internet access.

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EllaLink cable brings north African countries closer to solid broadband connectivity

08 January 2021

Morocco, and Mauritania and Cape Verde took a major step toward improved broadband connectivity after the EllaLink cable anchored in Sines, Portugal.

Pedro Lopes, Cape Verde’s deputy secretary of state for innovation, said the speed increase will begin int the first quarter of 2021.
He added that the country’s people will soon have access to additional data capacity which should greatly improve their experience of high-speed Internet connectivity.

Lopes was speaking on the subject at the 1st Internet Security Forum, organized from December 9 to 10 by the Multisectoral Economic Regulatory Agency (ARME) under the theme: "Internet, pandemic and sustainability".

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