Over the years, Africa has made great strides in enhancing its telecommunications infrastructure, whether through successful landings of submarine cables or through the satellites industry that has seen enormous growth in the past couple of years. Several African countries have successfully launched satellites into orbit, which reflects the upward trend that this industry is taking in the second largest continent in the world.

Read more: Africa invests in the satellites industry

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) Amr Talaat met with the heads of the four telecommunication operators, operating in the Egyptian ICT sector to discuss launching initiatives for supporting education, as school and university have been suspended as a precautionary measure taken by the state to face Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).

Read more: Egypt’s Minister of ICT launches e-learning initiatives amid COVID-19

Major Pan-African telecommunications service provider, SEACOM, and Tata Communications, a leading global digital infrastructure provider, have joined forces to offer high-speed, reliable pathways between Africa, Europe and Asia to meet the growing demand for connectivity linking these regions.

Read more: SEACOM, Tata Communications partner to meet growing demand for connectivity

People usually brag about how much internet speed they have, especially if they’re subscribed to the higher amount of bandwidth. However, bandwidth isn’t all that matters when it comes to network speed and performance. There are factors like latency, jitter, browser add-ons, viruses, and packet loss that could be contributing to less-than-desirable performance in any given network.

Read more: 1000 Mbps, do you need them all?