News Update - Telecoms and ICT in Africa - Issue No 1054 on 11 June 2021

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Cogent, the largest supplier of internet transit to Africa, seeks to expand its presence in Tanzania, Kenya and Nigeria

11 June 2021

Sub-Saharan Africa is no longer the poor Cinderella of international internet markets. Growth in both supply and demand and a growing data centre ecosystem mean that international companies providing low cost, high speed internet access and private networks are increasingly having a local presence. Russell Southwood spoke to Dave Schaeffer, CEO, Cogent about how it is expanding its presence on the continent. Cogent is 21 years old and is Shaeffer’s second venture:”I’m a bit of a serial entrepreneur and this is the second company I’ve founded and taken public.” It is entirely focused on bandwidth:”The internet is the only network…