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France Telecom-Orange announces the launch of service for the ACE submarine cable
December 19, 2012 ♦ No Comment
France Telecom-Orange announces the launch of service for the ACE submarine cable

The submarine ACE cable, set to connect the west coast of Africa to international bandwidth, was officially launched on Dec. 19, 2012.

African Tech Tidbits: video streaming, crowdfunding, northern Mali, and more
July 16, 2012 ♦ No Comment

July 16th, 2012 was a banner day for news of online progress in Africa.

Main One cable branching out to Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger
June 21, 2012 ♦ No Comment
Main One cable branching out to Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger

Main One is building infrastructure to connect coastal landing stations with interior areas in neighboring countries.

Looking back: Africa ONE (intended to be Africa’s first fibre ring)
May 21, 2011 ♦ 2 Comments
Looking back: Africa ONE (intended to be Africa’s first fibre ring)

Nearly 12 years ago, Global Crossing announced plans to build a 39,000km, $1.6 billion fibre-optic cable around Africa. The project was slated to be completed in three years.

OA News: April 14-17, 2011
April 17, 2011 ♦ No Comment
OA News: April 14-17, 2011

Ugandan social media concerns, new SA undersea cable planned, Kenyan mobile turnover, Burundi mobile users up 55% last year

OA News: February 9, 2011
February 9, 2011 ♦ No Comment

WACS cable goes live in Namibia