Paratus launches fastest fibre from Johannesburg to Europe

15 April 2024

Paratus Group has launched what they say is the fastest fibre express route from Johannesburg to Europe.

Using Infinera FlexILS and GX Series DWDM equipment, latency on the new route is just 123 milliseconds and the state-of-the-art Infinera equipment can support wavelengths of up to 800Gb.

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Africa Data Centres breaks ground on solar farm

09 April 2024

Africa Data Centres has broken ground on the construction of a solar farm in the Free State in collaboration with DPA Southern Africa.

This announcement forms a crucial component of the 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) inked in March 2023 with DPA Southern Africa a joint company of the French utility, EDF. 

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Navigating the horizon for 2030: will data centres be able to keep up with digitalisation requirements?

04 April 2024

As we look towards the digital future of 2030 and beyond, the global landscape is evolving at an unprecedented pace. At Vertiv's recent Accelerate 2.0 event in Durban and Cape Town, Jon Abbott, technologies director and industry advisory for strategic clients in EMEA at Vertiv, highlighted three pivotal factors reshaping society in Africa and across the rest of the globe.

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Tunisia needs 6-7 more international fibre cables

03 April 2024

Tunisia has identified a need for 6-7 international fibre optic submarine cables reported Kamel Saadaoui, chief of staff of the Ministry of Technologies and Communication.

The initiative should make it possible to strengthen Tunisia’s national telecoms infrastructure to accelerate the development of telecommunications networks across the country and facilitate the commercial deployment of 5G.

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