Launched two years ago, the Africa Cloud eXchange (ACX) from Teraco Data Centre Environments now provides access to 54 African countries via local and global carriers. ACX aims to provide a secure data centre environment for cloud providers to colocate and onward distribute their service offerings to the rest of Africa.
NAPAfrica, Africa’s most successful neutral peering exchange has reached a record-breaking peak of 15Gbps, making it the largest Internet Exchange Point (IXP) in Africa. NAPAfrica is housed within each of Teraco’s vendor neutral data centre facilities in sub-Saharan Africa.
Angola Cables, an operator of fiber-optic submarine cables, has announced a strategic partnership with DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet exchange operator. The two companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that establishes a long-term collaboration and creates the foundations of a new neutral interconnection environment in the Republic of Angola and in the Southern African Region.
The quality of the relationship between a web developer and a payment services provider is one of the key ingredients of a successful e-commerce website, says Michael Richards of SiteMeUp Online Marketing.
“Our job is to help our clients grow their business online,” says Richards. “One part of that is building sites that are easy to use and highly visible to search engines; but an equally important part is making sure that the shopping cart and payment gateway are flexible and robust enough to meet all the client’s needs as they grow.”
Airtel has entered into a group-wide framework agreement with Movirtu, an innovator in Virtual SIM solutions. The group-wide agreement follows Airtel’s successful launch of the Movirtu Share service in Madagascar. The first deployment under the new contract is now live in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Gilat Satcom, a leading provider of satellite and fibre-based connectivity services in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, today announced additional investment in its broadband network in East Africa with the establishment of a new Point of Presence (PoP) in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. The PoP is connected to both the EASSy and SEACOM undersea cables which enable Gilat Satcom to provide advanced services such as MPLS with full redundancy.
Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announces it has been chosen to provide the Algerian governmental agency “Hôtel des Monnaies de la Banque d’Algérie” with its Sealys eCover for ePassports and embedded eTravel software to support the country’s ambitious ePassport program, as well as to increase its production capacity. In this program Gemalto’s technology is reinforced by its advanced production and delivery capabilities that will ensure rapid deployment of ePassports whilst enhancing traveling experience for Algerian citizens.
SEACOM has announced that it will work with network provider Level 3 Communications to deploy its content delivery network (CDN) nodes into data centres connecting to the SEACOM Pan-African IP/MPLS network in a move aimed at improving latency and faster speeds for media streaming, file downloads, web pages, music, videos, software updates and other popular content.
Emerging Markets Communications announced today it is pleased to support NetHope's mission of providing Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) with technology resources to be more efficient and effective in pursuit of their various missions. NetHope is a catalyst in fostering relationships with leading international NGOs and the private sector. NetHope helps drive innovation for its members by providing education on technology and best practices that can be used to serve people in the developing world.
Vodacom Tanzania has ordered an energy centre from Flexenclosure, a specialist developer of prefabricated data centres and intelligent power management systems for the ICT industry. It will power Vodacom Tanzania's main switching centre in the capital Dar es Salaam as replacement for the energy centre that was damaged in a fire in August. The new energy centre will be divided into fire zones to minimise the risk of similar incidents in the future. To further secure trouble-free operation, a DCIM system will be used for remote management of the energy centre.