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Satellite broadband coming to underserved communities in South Sudan

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A satellite service launching across South Sudan will provide wide reaching, high performance, satellite broadband Internet to unserved and underserved locations and communities across the country. The service is being launched by the UAE-based operator Yahsat. Known as YahClick “broadband everyone”, the service will be launched in partnership with local ISP RCS-Communication. Commenting on the upcoming launch, Tareq Abdul Raheem Al Hosani, Yahsat CEO, said: “As the world’s youngest country, South Sudan is facing multiple infrastructure building priorities. YahClick brings internet connectivity instantly to the population, irrespective of the state of the local telecommunications infrastructure that is within their reach.” more

New High-Speed Internet For African Research Cooperation Unveiled

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Boost for scientists and academics as EC-funded AfricaConnect project launches UbuntuNet, the high-speed data network for research and education in Southern and Eastern Africa Lisbon, Portugal, 28 November 2012: DANTE, the operator of GÉANT, the pan-European research and education network; and UbuntuNet Alliance, the regional research and education network for Southern and Eastern Africa, today announce the launch of the UbuntuNet network, a high-speed Internet network connecting scientists and academics throughout Southern and Eastern Africa to peers in the region and to Europe, the first network of its kind in Africa. more

Rural areas offered free broadband

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A mobile phone network is providing free access to high-speed broadband for rural areas in the Highlands. Three said it is bringing almost four million megabytes of mobile broadband to people and businesses in the northern coastal areas of Melvich and Durness, as well as connecting the port in Invergordon. more

Nigeria leads West Africa in Internet speed

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Nigeria's telecoms and IT sector has proven to have massive growth potential in the coming years; but the country must first overcome a number of key industry challenges before the sector can fulfill its potential. One of the largest challenges is the lack of reliable power supply to the region; more

Kenya to double Internet capacity with fifth fibre optic cable

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A fifth undersea fibre optic cable is set to land in Kenya, doubling the east African country’s Internet capacity. The country's Information and Communication permanent secretary Bitange Ndemo Monday said that a Middle-Eastern company was currently contracting suppliers to lay the undersea cable. Once the cable is laid, Kenya’s bandwidth capacity will double to more than 15 terabytes per second (TBps). Read More