Nigerian telecoms firm and leading data center provider MainOne has announced plans to expand its data center footprint across West Africa, intending to double its storage capacity through its MDXi data center subsidiary.
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.
Tanzanian government hopes to encourage investors to establish mobile phone assembly lines in order to bring affordable smartphones to unserved members of the population.
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).
The Mauritanian Bank for International Trade (BMCI) has partnered with TagPay to roll out its digital bank Masrvi, aimed at providing digital, value-added financial services to its customers.
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.
AT&T Inc. and Discovery, Inc. have joined forces in creating a premier, standalone global entertainment company. This combines WarnerMedia’s premium entertainment, sports, and news assets with Discovery's leading non-fiction and international entertainment.
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.
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.