SEACOM has increased capacity of its key network system

SEACOM has increased the capacity of its Southern and Eastern Afrikan coastline cable network system, which connects to Europe, to 1,5 Tbps. The recent upgrade adds 500Gbps of new capacity the subsea fibre cable network system. About 18 months ago, SEACOM added 500Gbps capacity to the same subsea fibre…

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SEACOM deploys 100Gbps Ethernet technology in South Africa

As part of its ongoing investment in capacity for future expansion, SEACOM has deployed 100Gbps Ethernet technology on its IP/MPLS data center core PoPs in Teraco Jhb and Cape Town. The deployment of the 100Gbps Ethernet technology is possibly the first of its kind in Afrika. Marc Tinka, Head…

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Virtualization will reshape the telecommunications industry if it matures

The hype around software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) is growing in the telecoms industry. The hope is that these technologies will enable service providers and network operators to drive down capital expenditure, simplify configuration and maintenance, and improve the agility of their networks. However, as promising as…

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Two Major Telecommunications Focuses For The Future In Afrika

Since 2009, the Afrikan telecommunications industry has come a long way in connecting people and businesses to reliable, affordable and fast Internet services. The new submarine cables that started to land off the continent’s east and west coasts from 2009 onwards brought with them more affordable and plentiful international…

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