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Global telecommunications company Gains New Ground to Create New Routes for Internet Traffic

Global telecommunications company Gains New Ground to Create New Routes for Internet Traffic

Internet
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 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
Android devices could be at risk of total takeover

Android devices could be at risk of total takeover

Internet, Mobile
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
The role of Optimisation in 5G networks

The role of Optimisation in 5G networks

Internet
4G and LTE are designed to improve capacity, user data-rates, spectrum usage and latency. However, 5G represents more than just an evolution of mobile broadband. It will be a key enabler of the future digital world and the next generation of ubiquitous, ultra-high speed broadband infrastructure that will support the transformation of processes across all economic sectors. 5G will also represent a step change in the ability to meet the growing scale and complexity of consumer market demands. While 5G is still in its evolutionary stage, its development will clearly be influenced by a need to support three specific use-cases. The Extreme Mobile Broadband (EMB) , Massive Machine Type -Communication (mMTC) and Ultra-Reliable Machine-Type Communication (uMTC). Bringing these to life will requ...
Africa urged to Use Innovation & Technology to Drive Economic Transformation

Africa urged to Use Innovation & Technology to Drive Economic Transformation

Technology
Addressing a high-level meeting on 'Innovations for Infrastructure Development and Sustainable Industrialization' during the ECA's Africa Development Week in Dakar, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Peter Thomson urged Africa to take advantage of innovation and technology and use them to drive sustainable development, infrastructure and industrialization. Harnessing this potential requires effective leadership to champion the necessary reforms to ensure the transformative potential of innovation and technology is enjoyed by everyone across Africa. The rapid pace of advances in innovation and disruptive technology taking place across the world provides an opportunity for these tools to be harnessed in Africa towards advancing sustainable industrialization, development, ...