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South Africa is not facing challenges when it comes to international connectivity landing on its shores, says Seacom CEO Byron Clatterbuck. In the past six years, South Africa has been connected to numerous undersea broadband cables that have brought much-needed bandwidth to the country

Pan-African telecommunications company and subsea fibre cable operator Seacom has launched Seacom Business, a new division that intends selling capacity across its infrastructure directly to corporate customers

Growth in international Internet capacity connected to Africa outpaces all other regions of the world, new research shows. African Internet bandwidth grew by 41% between 2014 and 2015, and by 51% compounded annually over the past five years, to reach 2,9Tbit/s, according to new data from

The high-capacity Africa Coast to Europe (Ace) undersea cable will be extended to South Africa, with construction set to begin in the first quarter of 2016. This is the word from MTN Group CEO Sifiso

In the past 20 years, Telkom has lost almost every aspect of the absolute monopoly it once held over South African telecommunications. First, it lost its supremacy over voice communication as cellular rivals challenged it for dominance and won. Today, the cellular operators carry the vast majority of

The Sat-3/Wasc/Safe cable is being given a substantial upgrade. The system, which runs from Europe to South Africa via West Africa and from South Africa to Southeast Asia, has been upgraded from 420Gbit/s to 920Gbit/s in the northern segments

Rwanda is hoping for a boom in business with plans to offer free Wi-Fi-based Internet access nationwide, starting with a roll-out in the capital city, Kigali. The Rwandan government started the city-wide roll-out last month, targeting schools, public buildings, bus stations and hotels in the city first. IT minister

Losses at state-owned Broadband Infraco have widened substantially in the past year, with revenue collapsing by 40% on account of reduced business from the company’s largest customer, Neotel. Higher staff costs and increased network maintenance costs have hit the bottom line

As part of its increased focus on business elsewhere on the continent, South Africa’s Internet Solutions (IS), a division of Dimension Data, has lit up fibre capacity it’s bought on the West Africa Cable System (Wacs). Wacs is a 5,1Tbit/s design capacity subsea cable that run from

Israeli satellite and fibre telecommunications provider Gilat is stepping up its focus on fibre-optic infrastructure in Africa and plans to establish a Johannesburg office early next year. The company continues to increase the scope and scale of its operations on the continent through