Telkom Kenya to invest in another undersea fibre cable connecting Kenya to Asia and Europe

KENYA – Telecommunications provider Telkom Kenya is investing in yet another submarine fiber optic cable system to add to the undersea networks that the government-owned telecommunication firm has a stake in.  The planned cable will be the sixth linking Kenya with the rest of the world and is expected to connect the country with Asia and Europe. Telkom is the local partner in the cable that will go by the name Pakistan and East Africa Connecting to Europe (Peace), which is owned by Chinese firm Peace Cable International Network, a…

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Djibouti Telecom taps Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme to double capacity of DARE1 submarine cable network

DJIBOUTI – Djibouti Telecom is leveraging Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme solution to upgrade its DARE1 (Djibouti Africa Regional Express1) network to increase digitization in East Africa region, which has been widely underserved when it comes to international connectivity. Located on the northeast coast of the Horn of Africa, Djibouti is situated on the Bab el-Mandeb Strait, one of the world’s busiest shipping routes serving the Indian Ocean and Red Sea. The nation is a connectivity hub for East Africa, made possible by state-owned network provider Djibouti Telecom. As part of a…

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2Africa Consortium announces new cable branches

SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA – The 2Africa consortium, comprising of China Mobile International, Facebook, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, Saudi Telecom Company, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC, has announced the addition of four new branches to the 2Africa cable. The branches will extend 2Africa’s connectivity to Seychelles, the Comoros Islands, and Angola, and bring a new landing to south-east Nigeria. The new branches join the recently announced extension to the Canary Islands. 2Africa, which will be the largest subsea cable project in the world, will deliver faster, more reliable internet service to each country…

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Telecom Namibia, Paratus partner to land subsea cable in Namibia

NAMIBIA – Africa’s leading integrator of technology Paratus and Telecom Namibia have signed an unprecedented agreement to land the subsea cable, Equiano, in Namibia. The agreement will also, critically, provide Namibian networks and their customers with greater capacity, enabling more product options that can stimulate economic growth and support a competitive telecommunication sector. “This is a major milestone for Paratus. We are honoured to be co-investing with Telecom Namibia on the Equiano subsea cable project because this matches our goals of delivering unlimited connectivity and building Africa’s quality network with…

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Telco company Moov Africa to set up subsea cable from Morocco to Togo

TOGO – Moov Africa Togo, a subsidiary of the Maroc Telecom Group, has announced plans for a new subsea cable on the continent, connecting Casablanca in Morocco to Lomé in Togo. The news is set to bolster the company’s offering in Togo, with the Maroc Group’s H1 financial results revealing that the company saw a 13.8% decline in subscribers, compared to the same period in 2019. “This cable will develop and improve international coverage and connectivity, especially national connectivity. It has a great capacity which will allow internet users to…

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