West Indian Ocean Cable Company (WIOCC), the leading player in the deployment of carrier-scale, future-proofed network infrastructure in Africa, extends affordable connectivity with 30 points of presence (PoPs) along the country’s southern coastline.
Acronis announced that it has received more than $250 million funding round from CVC Capital Partners VII and other investors. Acronis will use the funds to further accelerate growth by expanding its unique portfolio of natively integrated cyber protection products. A significant portion of the investment will also be used to further enhance Acronis’ go-to-market initiatives by expanding its broad partner network – most notably managed service providers (MSPs) – to help them better serve the cyber protection needs of their clients. The investment values the company at more than $2.5 billion.
By harnessing the power of satellite connectivity to provide fast, affordable, and reliable internet access in rural and underserved communities in sub-saharan Africa, Eutelsat Communications is utilizing Facebook's Express Wi-Fi platform with Eutelsat Konnect to bridge the digital divide.
BENYA, the leading digital solutions and ICT infrastructure provider in Egypt and the MEA region, signed the shareholders agreement with Société Congolaise des Postes et Télécommunications (SCPT) to establish a new local telecommunications operator in DRC, according to Benya’s statement.
MÉTISS is a 3,200 km subsea fibre optic cable system connecting South Africa to the Indian Ocean islands of Madagascar, Reunion and Mauritius. The MÉTISS consortium comprises Canal+ Télécom, CEB Fibernet, Emtel, Zeop and SRR (SFR) Telma. The MÉTISS cable lands in Amanzimtoti and is backhauled by Liquid Telecoms to Teraco’s data centre in Durban (DB1).
A year after collapsing into bankruptcy, satellite operator OneWeb has revived its goal of providing broadband satellite internet service after European operator Eutelsat said it would invest $550 million in the project.
Network intelligence and automation company Kenmei Technologies announced that it has partnered with Vodafone Group on its “Digital Network Program”, with the aim of reducing operational costs, improving customer experience and increasing revenues.
Performed at Russia’s Vostochny Cosmodrome, Soyuz Flight ST31 orbited 36 new OneWeb satellites – bringing the size of the fleet in orbit to 182. Flight ST31 was the 56th Soyuz mission carried out by Arianespace and its Starsem affiliate.
Uganda has introduced a 12% tax on internet data, an increase for online access in a country where consumers are already paying some of the world's highest internet costs.
The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) has entered into a partnership agreement with CSquared, a broadband infrastructure provider, for the lease of its excess fibre capacity to mobile network operators and internet service providers in the country.