Libya uses Infinera to improve telecom sector

10 September 2021

State-owned operator Hatif Libya, a subsidiary of the Libyan Telecommunication Holding Company (LPTIC), has inked a deal to improve its fibre-optic network with US-based company Infinera.

Under the terms of the deal, the multi-million US$ project will provide access to the internet and mobile services in areas not reached previously by the network and improve the quality and reliability of services for all customers.

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Cameroon and Gabon fibre interconnection now operational

06 September 2021

The Cameroon-Gabon fibre interneconnection is now live

The Cameroon-Gabon fibre interneconnection is now live

Cameroon and Gabon have deployed and officially launched a 22km interconnected fibre optic network, which means telecommunication exchanges between the two countries will be direct and not via international sub-marine cables, thereby reducing cost.

The network infrastructure was launched July 15 in Meyo-Kye, Gabon by Cameroon’s minister of posts and telecommunications, Minette Libom Li Likeng and Gabon’s minister of state, minister of communication and digital economy, Edgard Anicet Mboumbou Miyakou.

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ACE subsea cable is now live

06 September 2021

The Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) submarine cable is live and available for interconnection at all three of Teraco’s data centres across South Africa.

This comes after the ACE cable put the last segment of the cable linking Europe, West Africa and South Africa into commercial service at the start of June.

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Sparkle and Google to build Blue and Raman undersea cable systems

30 July 2021

Telecom Italia's international services arm Sparkle has partnered Google and others to build two new undersea cable systems to expand communication routes between Europe, Africa, the Middle East and south Asia.

The company said the Blue system will connect Italy, France, Greece and Israel, while Raman will connect Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Oman and India.

Each equipped with 16 fibre pairs and embracing the innovative concepts of open cable, supporting multiple fibre tenants and open landing station, enabling competitive access to the cable termination points, the two systems set a new reference in terms of diversification, scalability and latency throughout these geographies.

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