African infrastructure company Wiocc has raised $200-million in new debt and equity funding to build data centres and other infrastructure on the continent.
Podcast | TechCentral speaks to Darren Bedford, chief development officer at Wiocc, a company originally founded to invest in the Eassy cable system along Africa’s east coast, about its growth plans.
Local telecommunications companies could regret spending around R1bn each on a new African broadband cable if the project goes ahead, says an expert. On Monday, Hong Kong ICT firm PCCW said Telkom, MTN, Saudi
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
The design capacity of the East Africa Submarine System (Eassy), a submarine cable that connects countries along Africa’s east coast, has been bumped up to nearly 5Tbit/s. It’s the second time the capacity has been upped
The East African Submarine System, the second high-capacity fibre-optic cable along Africa’s east coast, is live. However, local Internet users will have to wait until at least August to enjoy any benefits. The West Indian Ocean Cable Company, the largest shareholder in Eassy, announced this week that the cable is ready to be tested by its owners.
Construction of the East Africa Submarine System (Eassy), the second high-capacity fibre-optic cable along Africa’s east coast, was completed on…