Africa©2017 Capacity Media60AfricaAlgeria ‘plans subsea fibre link direct to US’, says ministerThe North African country of Algeria is planning its own subsea cable to connect with the US., 15 Dec 2017 14:00:00 GMTSouth Africa proposes a single wholesale open-fibre networkRobert Nkuna, South Africa’s telecommunications & postal services director-general, defends proposal to create a single wholesale open-fibre network (woan)., 14 Dec 2017 13:15:00 GMTLiquid Telecom partners with BongoHive for Zambian startups acclerationLiquid Telecom has partnered with innovation and technology hub BongoHive to accelerate the gaming and internet of things ecosystem in Zambia., 14 Dec 2017 13:00:00 GMTSun to power west Africa’s first Tier IV data centre in GhanaEtix Everywhere is to build west Africa’s first Tier IV data centre in Ghana, and plans a second site in the country for full redundancy., 13 Dec 2017 11:45:00 GMTGroup Vivendi Africa picks Netcracker for OSSGroup Vivendi Africa has picked Netcracker Technology’s OSS suite to support its rollout of a fibre network across Africa., 13 Dec 2017 11:00:00 GMTEuromoney acquires TowerXchange businessCapacity Media's parent company has added to its telecoms portfolio by acquiring TowerXchange, the business behind telecom tower events such as Meetup Asia 2017 in Singapore., 13 Dec 2017 10:45:00 GMTMainOne, Tizeti and Facebook partner together to expand internet connectivity in LagosMainOne, the Nigeran subsea cable operator, Tizeti, the solar-powered mast operator, and Facebook have launched a joint development project to expand internet services in Lagos, Nigeria., 11 Dec 2017 11:30:00 GMTZimbabwe cut off for hours as two cross-border fibres are cutZimbabwe lost almost all of its internet access for nearly six hours this week when two of the country’s international fibre connections were cut., 07 Dec 2017 14:00:00 GMTGhana minister calls for shared fibre networks to improve accessGhana’s minister of communications Ursula Owusu Ekuful has called on telecoms companies to share their fibre infrastructure to improve broadband access., 07 Dec 2017 13:45:00 GMTCongo-Gabon section of $273m Central African Backbone fibre ready for serviceWork has finished on the Congo to Gabon section of the World Bank-funded fibre that will link up seven African nations., 05 Dec 2017 12:00:00 GMTPrysmian buys US rival General Cable for $3bnPrysmian Group has extended its global reach as it acquires General Cable for approximately $3 billion in a deal expected to close by Q3 2018., 05 Dec 2017 11:30:00 GMTEquinix expands IX offering and unveils SDN-based inter-metro connectivity serviceEquinix has unveiled plans to expand its internet exchange operations into nine new cities across the EMEA and Americas regions in 2018, while also launching a new SDN-powered inter-metro connectivity service., 04 Dec 2017 10:15:00 GMTGovernment to sell 45% of Angola Telecom and license new operatorAngola will hold a public tender for a fixed and mobile operator, with details due by the end of the month., 01 Dec 2017 12:15:00 GMTDubai investor buys emir’s stake in Tunisie TelecomThe emir of Dubai has sold his 35% stake in Tunisia’s Tunisie Telecom for an undisclosed price, with the Tunisian minister of telecoms saying the deal will help the company’s development., 01 Dec 2017 11:30:00 GMTNTT to launch colocation services in South Africa after Nexcenter expansionPan-African telecoms service provider, Internet Solutions, is to deliver NTT Communications’ Nexcenter data centre service, which will include colocation services from next month., 29 Nov 2017 10:00:00 GMTLiquid Telecom owner Econet looks at $1bn London share flotationSources close to Econet confirm that the company is considering floating its shares on the London Stock Exchange., 27 Nov 2017 12:15:00 GMTAvanti appoints industry veteran in new role of CCOSatellite operator Avanti Communications has snapped up Toby Robinson from Eaton Towers and named him in the newly created role of chief commercial officer (CCO)., 27 Nov 2017 10:30:00 GMTLiquid Telecom raises $180m to expand its offeringLiquid Telecom, the pan African telecoms group, says that it has raised $180 million in secured senior notes and tap stock., 20 Nov 2017 14:00:00 GMTWorkonline adds PoPs at Interxion Amsterdam and Frankfurt facilitiesWorkonline Communications, a pan-African IP transit network, has deployed points of presence (PoPs) in Interxion’s Amsterdam and Frankfurt data centre campuses., 16 Nov 2017 10:15:00 GMTHurricane Electric deploys PoP at Infomart Dallas BMMRHurricane Electric has expanded its global IPv6-native internet backbone by establishing a new point of presence (PoP) in the Infomart Dallas Building Meet-Me Room (BMMR)., 15 Nov 2017 14:30:00 GMTVodafone closes down in Cameroon after partner loses licenceVodafone has closed down its operation in Cameroon after only a year because its partner, Afrimax, lost its licence., 13 Nov 2017 12:00:00 GMTAngola Cables expands South Africa presence with PoPAngola Cables expects to establish a point of presence (PoP) in Cape Town before the end of the year to address local demand and expand peering capabilities., 13 Nov 2017 11:30:00 GMTAmdocs launches virtualised intercarrier service orchestration toolAmdocs has launched a new intercarrier service orchestration solution that allows communication service providers (CSPs) to automate traffic scaling across multiple carrier networks., 13 Nov 2017 11:00:00 GMTMali national broadband network gets an extra five months for completionThe government of Mali has given Huawei a five-month extension on a project to build a national fibre network., 13 Nov 2017 10:45:00 GMTSurvey starts on Chinese-backed Peace cable from Pakistan to Kenya, Egypt and South AfricaHuawei Marine has started survey work on a new subsea cable to link Pakistan in south Asia with Kenya in east Africa via Djibouti., 10 Nov 2017 11:45:00 GMTInmarsat and JT launch global IoT platformInmarsat has struck a strategic partnership with Jersey incumbent JT Group to provide global connectivity for the growing internet of things (IoT) sector., 09 Nov 2017 12:00:00 GMTVodafone and Facebook to work with TIP on cutting cost of African rural coverageVodafone is to work with Facebook in a plan to use open-source mobile platform that they hope will reduce the cost of connectivity in remote areas., 09 Nov 2017 11:30:00 GMTGCX’s subsea Eagle to fly from Sicily to Hong Kong by 2020The international unit of Reliance Communications is planning a new 100G subsea cable stretching from China to India to Europe., 08 Nov 2017 13:15:00 GMTLiquid Telecom to become a Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute partner for AfricaLiquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet, will become a Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute partner across Africa when Microsoft Azure becomes generally available in 2018., 08 Nov 2017 12:45:00 GMTFacebook expands Express Wi-Fi in Nigeria with Tizeti partnershipFacebook has announced a new connectivity partnership with Tizeti to expand its Express Wi-Fi offering in Nigeria., 08 Nov 2017 11:00:00 GMT