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Telstra, Ericsson and Ciena quadruple service capacity for Telstra’s optical network

Telstra, Ericsson and Ciena, have announced market-leading enhancements to Telstra’s Next Generation Optical Network which will increase the service capacity of Telstra’s optical network to 400 GE (Gigabit per Second Ethernet). Telstra’s optical network provides connectivity between Telstra’s IP routers and switches and this deployment will initially be used for Telstra’s Internet traffic and broadband […]


Airtel signs 5G network agreements with Ericsson, Nokia and Samsung

Bharti Airtel (Airtel), India’s premier communications solutions provider, has announced that it has signed 5G network agreements with Ericsson, Nokia and Samsung to commence 5G deployment.   Airtel has had a long-standing relationship for connectivity and Pan-India managed services with Ericsson and Nokia while the partnership with Samsung will begin this year onwards. The 5G […]


stc records growth of self-activated services and international traffic

stc recorded a growth of 4% in digital services compared to last year, reflecting the increased demand for services provided by the company through its digital channels. Data traffic witnessed an increase in usage during the first days of Eid al-Adha. The demand for chat applications increased by 173% compared to normal days due to […]


Cassava Technologies announces $50 million strategic investment from C5 Capital

Cassava Technologies, Africa’s first integrated tech company of continental scale, has announced that it has secured a US$50 million investment from C5 Capital (C5), a specialist venture capital firm that invests in cybersecurity, space, and energy security. According to Cassava Technologies, the investment is part of a broader funding round to accelerate its growth. The […]


Cisco and Telefónica partner to develop a convergent network and security offering

Cisco and Telefónica Tech have announced a partnership that will provide an innovative managed service with an impact not only in Latin America but the entire world. The service is based on SDWAN, security and SASE architectures. With this new service, companies seek to provide security mechanisms for large and medium-sized global companies from the […]


Nokia to help Wire 3 accelerate 10G broadband network build in Florida

Nokia has announced a FTTH deal with all-fiber service provider Wire 3. The Florida-based operator is rolling out a 10Gb/second network along Florida’s Atlantic Coast including the cities of Edgewater and New Smyrna Beach. Wire 3 is growing its network from Jacksonville to Miami, with planned deployments in Volusia, Brevard, Indian River and St. Lucie […]


Liquid lands capacity of subsea cable Equiano in Nigeria and South Africa

Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a business of Cassava Technologies, a pan-African technology group, has announced it has acquired a fibre pair on the Equiano subsea cable, allowing Liquid to transport traffic up to 12 Terabits, bringing a much-needed increase in international connectivity in Western and Southern Africa. With older sub-sea cables almost at the end of […]


Vodacom launches Africa’s first Amazon Web Services Outposts Innovation Lab

Vodacom, a purpose-led African connectivity, digital and financial services company, has launched Africa’s first Amazon Web Services (AWS) Outposts Innovation Lab in collaboration with AWS and Intel. The laboratory will focus on accelerating technology innovations across different industries, delivering faster scalability, and creating the opportunity to use infrastructure and technologies to solve business challenges. Kabelo […]


Orange Business Services and Fortinet partner on SASE

Orange Business Services, a global network-native digital services company, and Fortinet, a global provider of automated cybersecurity solutions, have partnered to deliver a disruptive approach to Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) by integrating Fortinet’s Security-driven Networking technologies into the Orange telco cloud infrastructure. The partnership reinforces security and networking convergence, while optimising performance regardless of […]


Airtel Business Africa and Avaya partner to deliver effortless customer experiences across the continent

Airtel Africa, a telecommunications and mobile money services provider with a presence in 14 countries across Africa, has announced that its B2B provider, Airtel Business Africa, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Avaya Holdings Corp, to better equip organisations across the continent to deliver effortless customer and employee experiences by providing customer control […]


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