South African regulator opens up 6 GHz Wi-Fi spectrum
The lower 6GHz frequency band offers several benefits and a much-needed boost for Wi-Fi services.Staff Writer
US gov’t pushes data centres throughout Africa
The US says it is laying the groundwork for a digital revolution on the continent, by increasing access to cloud-based technologies.
ADC pens interconnect deal with London Internet Exchange
The partnership’s goal is to add value to local network communities, LINX membership and data centre facilities across Africa.
ADC to construct new 10 MW data centre in Ghana
Backed by US development fund, the new facility will be built in Accra with the first phase is scheduled to be completed within 12 months.
Microsoft to connect additional 40m in Africa, Latin America
Microsoft’s Airband initiative seeks to extend Internet access to 100 million Africans living in unserved and underserved areas.
Liquid Dataport connects Mombasa to Johannesburg
The new route offers hyper scalers, enterprises, and wholesale carriers direct connectivity to data centres and cloud resources in Johannesburg and Nairobi.
Kenya unveils first free Telecom Infra Project
This is the first time OpenWiFi network has been commercially deployed in the country using an ad-based monetisation platform.
Holland’s Wi-flix expands into Zambia
The video streaming service has expanded its African footprint to a fourth territory, having partnered with MTN to launch in the country.
AMS-IX, MDXi launch a new internet exchange in Nigeria
AMS-IX Lagos aims to become a content hub for West Africa, enabling regional and local ISPs, carriers, and internet exchanges to aggregate content.
Paratus readies to go live on Equaino with Infinera tech solution
Infinera's system has a wavelength of 800 Gbps capacity, enabling the Paratus Group's fibre optic network to perform better in both upload and download speeds.
Liberia gets $3.9m ADF grant to modernise payments infrastructure
The project is aimed at upgrading automated cheque processing and automated clearing house systems, as well as real-time gross settlement system.
Satellite helps bridge digital divide in Africa
There are many remote regions all around Africa where it is easy to feel isolated from the rest of the world.