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SEACOM subsea cable to undergo restoration after experiencing a service-affecting outage

SEACOM subsea cable to undergo restoration after experiencing a service-affecting outage

Internet, Technology
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
CES 2017 proves that smart mobile technology is taking over the world

CES 2017 proves that smart mobile technology is taking over the world

Internet, Mobile, Technology
Smartphones rule. The world is moving quickly to 4G and 5G networks. Mobile users watch a lot of video while wearable tech is on the rise, albeit slowly. Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s biggest technology show holds that  mobile technology is behind every kind of innovation. The CES 2017 feels like one of those periods of reinvention. Where a few years ago what we conventionally think of as “computer” technology dominated, now CES reflects the fact that technology is everywhere and in everything. It now covers pretty much every kind of human technical endeavour, from cars to tiny sensors capable of making anything “smart”. Additionally, all smart devices use processors, sensors and location technology which has been developed for smartphones. In fact, if you want
Technological initiatives prove Africa can catalyze Innovation

Technological initiatives prove Africa can catalyze Innovation

Internet, Mobile, Startups, Technology
Africa has become the hub for innovation and digital communication. It is a continent that is rapidly embracing technology and with the highest record of internet penetration in the world. Many bodies have taken the initiatives of teaching the young generation and the whole population at large about ICT which has began to make a difference. Several African countries are on the lead with technological initiatives to push digital advancement in the continent. Rwanda’s has embraced technology at the primary school and university level through its One Laptop Per Child program and partnered with Carnegie Mellon University, creating a Kigali campus offering advanced degree programs in computer science and IT. The country is rolling out its 4G LTE program nationwide and is the highest ra
Tech Giants undeterred by Africa’s economic slowdown

Tech Giants undeterred by Africa’s economic slowdown

Internet, Mobile, social media
Tech giants of Silicon Valley are undeterred by the economic slump afflicting much of Africa. Facebook, Google, Oracle and Uber Technologies are at the leading edge of turning the world’s frontier markets digital. As the commodity crash buffets the continent’s biggest economies, the interest and investments couldn’t come at a better time. Almost half of foreign direct investment projects in Africa last year were in technology, telecommunications, financial services and consumer products. The amount dedicated to oil, gas and mining dropped to 6 percent - from almost a quarter in 2005 - according to EY, a consultancy firm. “There’s been a big shift from an almost exclusive focus on extractive sectors to those such as consumers and renewable energy,” said Michael Lalor, the Johannesbu

Latency is holding back? Why Africa’s datacenters are still trailing behind

Broadband
Summary: While latency is holding back the development of online services in Africa, and unreliable power supply holding back the development of datacenters, what's next for facilities on the continent? Reports ZDNet  The need for speed: Why Africa's datacenters are still trailing behind Africa's datacentre industry is lagging, but on the rise. Image: Shutterstock  For years, Kyle Spencer has been devoting countless hours of his free time to his passion: online gaming. The gaming community in East Africa, where Spencer lives, is woefully underdeveloped, but he has been doing his best to bring players together. It has always been an uphill battle; for games that rely on quick reflexes, the issue of latency makes connecting with other gaming enthusiasts across the region all bu