In 2017, the world will mark a significant milestone: 50% global internet penetration. Though internet access has become a daily expectation for many, its hardly available. Today, over four billion people — some 56% of the world — are still not using the Internet. The majority of this offline population are women. Most live in LDCs and other developing countries. One of the key obstacles countries face in the race to expand access is affordability — the vast majority of those without Internet access today are offline simply because they cannot afford a basic connection. The arrival of SEACOM marine fibre optic cable on the Kenyan coast in 2009 excited Internet users - who were promised reliable and faster service. The optimism was that country’s connection to the outside world vi
The Angola Cables, has announced the finalization of a marine survey for the South Atlantic Cable System as one of their mandate in creating new routes for the global telecommunication sector. The company has announced that cable loading is underway. SACS’s internet infrastructure is based on 40 Tbps cable that stretches in the ocean on a total length of 6165 km. The cable has four fibre pairs that connects Africa and America through Angola and Brazil. Each of the four fibres can transmit 100 wavelengths with a maximum bandwidth of 100Gbit/s. WACS, which is responsible for the provision of carrier-level services to operators in Angola and other Sub-Saharan countries is primarily managed by Angola Cables and other 11 members. Its cable system covers a distance of 14,530 km from Yzerfont
SEACOM has been experiencing a service-affecting outage on the SEACOM Subsea Cable System. The marine fault is located slightly west of Djibouti in the Red Sea and occurred on the 8th April 19:00 GMT. As a result, some Zuku Fiber customers have been experiencing internet service disruption when loading some internet sites. However, the submarine cable operator has been able to activate additional diverse capacity to its network today and as a result are starting to provide linear transmission customers with restoration capacity on a first come first serve basis. All customers whose service is being restored are being contacted directly to advise them of the status. According to SEACOM, the impact of the incident is that all linear transmission traffic on the east coast of Africa
Traditional banking methodology is turning obsolete with development in modern banking techniques. Standing in long queues and waiting for someone to assist you is not was never an appealing choice. What usually took people 3 hours now takes less than 10 minutes. Online banking is a convenient way of handling finances, sitting in front of the laptop or just taking out your smartphone to start paying those bills is way more desirable. However, with all its convenience, internet banking have negative implications especially when your account has been hacked. Fraudsters have emerged and became extremely agile, they are very innovative, there are some really bright and tech savvy people that form part of these fraud syndicates and the banks need to be able to respond in an equally agi...
Originally developed as a digital camera platform, Android has definitely come a long way. It just surpassed Windows to become the most popular operating system for Internet usage in the global digital realm. The latest threat has come into the light through the work of a Google’s Project Zero researcher, Gal Beniamini. The security issue is targeted on Android mobile devices which can be taken over through malicious Wi-Fi signals. These attacks were introduced through Broadcom’s Wi-Fi chipsets used in many Android and iOS devices. Attackers can easily access these chipsets to allow the execution of their malicious code over Wi-Fi signals, without prompting the device user to take any action. The issue was disclosed to Broadcom and, eventually, Apple was swift enough to release a patch t