WACS (West Africa 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.

Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne

MainOne to raise $300M to boost internet connectivity in West Africa

MainOne Cable Co., which operates an undersea cable connecting West Africa, plans to raise $300 million to expand Internet services and connectivity in Nigeria and the wider region.

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.

Luanda, Angola

Angola Cables to build the world's first submarine cable across the South Atlantic, connecting Angola to Brazil

Angola Cables has signed a contract to build the world’s first submarine cable system across the South Atlantic with NEC Corporation as the system supplier.

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.