MTN Cameroon launches cross-industry API

23 February 2024

MTN Cameroon has officially launched Chenosis, a pan-African platform with a cross-industry API (Application Programming Interface) marketplace that allows developers, entrepreneurs, and enterprises to integrate into an expanding library of open APIs.

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Airtel Africa announces new 7MW DC for Nairobi

20 February 2024

Airtel Africa plans to build a 7MW data centre in Nairobi, Kenya. Construction will begin shortly after that of the data centre the company plans to build in Lagos, Nigeria. Commissioning of the infrastructure is planned for mid-2026.

In December 2023, Airtel Africa launched the activities of its data centre subsidiary called Nxtra by Airtel (Nxtra). 

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ICE IV Project to connect Asia, ME and Africa

09 February 2024

Telin, Telecom Egypt and e& Carrier & Wholesale Services have formed a consortium to develop the ICE IV Project, a subsea cable system connecting the Intra Asia region to India and the Middle East.

Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), E&, Telecom Egypt and Telin, and an unnamed major Indian operator, will deploy an open subsea data centre (DC) to DC system spanning approximately 11,000km to interconnect Indonesia and Singapore to India, Oman, Egypt, and the UAE.

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EllaLink to connect Mauritania to second submarine fibre with World Bank and EIB support

06 February 2024

According to the Public Procurement Commission of the Ministry of Digital Transformation, Innovation and Modernization of Administration, EllaLink will be responsible for connecting Mauritania to its second submarine fibre optic cable. The decision must still be approved by the European Investment Bank (EIB), which is partly financing the project.

In August 2023 the Mauritanian government launched the call for tenders for the country’s connection to a second submarine fibre optic cable. In November, the Public Procurement Commission confirmed having received offers from the Senegalese company Sonatel, the Mauritania Submarine Link Consortium and EllaLink.

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