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Facebook is building a huge undersea cable around Africa to boost internet access in the continent

Facebook is building a 37,000-kilometer long undersea cable around Africa to provide it with better internet access. The subsea cable will interconnect 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe, Facebook says. The move highlights increased interest from Silicon Valley companies in Africa. Facebook is building...

Internet infrastructure security guidelines for Africa unveiled

The Internet Society and the African Union Commission unveiled a new set of Internet Infrastructure Security Guidelines for Africa during the African Internet Summit, taking place in Nairobi 30 May-2 June. The guidelines will help Africa create a more secure Internet infrastructure and are...

NCC set to improve telecom broadband

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it has concluded plans to re position the telecommunications industry in Nigeria to ensure network spreads to everywhere in the country. The Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta said this during an...

African internet slows after undersea cables break

Some Internet users across sub-Saharan Africa are stuck with slow service after two undersea cables to the continent’s western coast were damaged. The so-called WACS and SAT3/WASC cable systems are in the Atlantic Ocean and connect South Africa and many other African countries to Europe,...

Group Calls for State of Emergency over Nigeria’s Poor Ranking on ICT Devt Index

The Broadband 2018 Coalition Group has expressed deep concern over Nigeria’s poor ranking on the latest Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Development Index (IDI). The report was published in the annual “Measuring the Information Society Report (MISR)” by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) where the...

Costly data slows Africa’s internet TV’s growth: Naspers’ Showmax

Global entertainment group Naspers is trying to persuade telecoms operators in Africa to offer customers unlimited data to help boost the growth of internet television on the continent. The high cost of data in Africa has hampered the take up of internet TV, even though...

Nigeria’s Active .ng domain name hits 118,264

Nigeria’s identity on the Internet, the .ng, sustained its growth over the last six months, as active users of the top level domain name climbed to 118. Latest statistics from the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) showed that 17,000 new users activated the domain...

In Africa, scant data protection leaves internet users exposed

* Many Africans have no legal recourse if data breached * Data laws aren’t keeping pace with growing internet use * Most African countries have no data protection By Maggie Fick and Alexis Akwagyiram NAIROBI/LAGOS, April 4 - In Kenya, which has a large and fast growing...

Mozilla-backed research reveals affordability a barrier to internet access in Nigeria

Compelling Mozilla-backed research (www.Mozilla.org), carried out by Research ICT Africa, finds that significant barriers to internet access remains in four African countries – Rwanda, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. The research aims to understand, from a comparative perspective, how the citizens use the...

African broadband operators increase investment to meet soaring data demand

An urgent requirement for new investment into telecom and broadband infrastructure in Africa is driving a fresh flurry of deal activity across the continent, says TMT Finance CAPE TOWN, South Africa, March 5, 2018/ -- An urgent requirement for new investment into telecom and broadband...
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