EASSy (Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System) News

African internet capacity growth continues to lead world

Fact of the Day: Africa's internet capacity growth was the fastest in the world over the past five years (Infographics)

Worldwide international Internet capacity growth continues to slow, falling from 41 percent in 2011 to 31 percent in 2015.

Digging deep (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

In just 5 years, submarine cables have brought a 20-fold increase in bandwidth in Africa (Infographic)

Six years ago, the Sea Cable System (Seacom), the first undersea broadband cable along Africa’s eastern and Southern coastlines, was launched.

Willem Marais, CEO, Liquid Telecom South Africa

SEACOM's former Chief Commercial Officer Willem Marais appointed CEO of Liquid Telecom South Africa

Former Seacom chief commercial officer Willem Marais has joined fast-growing pan-Africa telecommunications company Liquid Telecom as group managing executive and CEO of its South African operation.

Nairobi, Kenya

From frontier market to emerging market: Kenya's economic rise

Kenya is moving from a frontier market to an emerging market, and is beginning to attract investment from all over the world. The future of Kenya’s business environment is looking increasingly bright as the national economy continues to grow at an enviable pace.

Gilat Satcom

Israeli company Gilat Satcom expands its fiber network into and within Nigeria to meet growing demand from businesses of all sizes

Gilat Satcom, a leading provider of satellite and fiber-based connectivity services in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, today announced new fiber routes within and beyond Nigeria.