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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.

Read more: WIOCC extends its national hyperscale network in South Africa

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.

Read more: Acronis receives funding of more than $250M

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.

Read more: Eutelsat ropes in Facebook to power Wi-Fi connectivity across Sub-Saharan Africa

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.

Read more: BENYA joins forces with SCPT to establish a new local telecommunications operator in DRC

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).

Read more: Teraco becomes the node to MÉTISS, boosting regional interconnection

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.

Read more: Kenmei Technologies now part of Vodafone’s Digital Network Program

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.

Read more: OneWeb: a step closer to bring internet everywhere to everyone

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