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South Africa: Dark Fibre Africa (DFA)’s Fibre Network Reaches 10,554-Km

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Algeria: Algerie Telecom Completes Fibre Link From Adrar – Tindouf

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Madagascar: TELMA’s National Fibre Backbone Reaches 9,000-Km

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Cape Verde: Cabo Verde Telecom And EllaLink Sign Contract For Submarine Cable Connecting Brazil, Cape Verde And Portugal

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Guinea Conakry: 3,138-Km Of National Fibre Backbone Completed

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Mali: Government Approves Loan For 817-Km Fibre Optic Network Expansion

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Chad: Agreement Signed For Operation Of Fibre Network Linking Chad And Sudan

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Cape Verde: Agreement Signed for Cabo Amilcar Cabral Submarine Cable Connecting Cape Verde And Guinea Conakry

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Africa: Africa’s International Bandwidth Reaches 7.939 Tbps in 2017

Cables, customers, and capacity: since the first Africa Telecom Transmission Map was published in 2009, Africa’s terrestrial fibre optic cable networks have expanded more than 3 times, bringing more than half of the population of sub-Saharan Africa within reach of an operational fibre optic network, and its international Internet bandwidth capacity has increased by more than 100 times. According to the tenth annual edition of the Africa Telecom Transmission Map published by Hamilton Research for 2018/9, the inventory of operational fibre optic network reached 936,102-km by June 2018 compared to 278,056-km in June 2009 (see chart 1 below). The number of people in sub-Saharan Africa living within reach of an operational fibre optic network more than doubled to 556 million (54.2%) by June 2018 (see Fibre Reach maps below). And Africa’s international Internet bandwidth reached 7.939 Tbps by December 2017, compared to just 67 Gbps in December 2007 (see chart 2 below). Chart 1: Route-Kms... Read More →


South Africa: Telkom Expands Fibre Network By 10,000-Km During 2018

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