Communications Africa weekly digest - 18th - 22th December

j cadmus Flickr for CAF 307(Image source: j cadmus/Flickr)Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on Communications Africa, from 18th - 22th December 2017

Algeria's first telecoms satellite launched

Algeria has launched Alcomsat-1 by China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) aboard a Long March 3B rocket, which is expected to support television broadcasting and broadband communications for services including remote education, e-government and etc. Click here to read the full story.

MainOne listed as Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute connectivity provider for Nigeria

MainOne, West Africa’s communications services communications services company and operator of the premier Tier III Data Centre has been officially listed by Microsoft as an ExpressRoute connectivity provider for Nigeria. Click here to read the full story.

Angola Cables to boost connectivity for research and education institutions

Angola Cables has announced an agreement with the West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN) to improve connectivity for research and education institutions. Click here to read the full story.

DARE submarine cable system officially comes into force

Djibouti Telecom and its partners have announced that the supply contract for the 5,400km Djibouti Africa Regional Express (DARE) submarine cable system has come into force, with TE SubCom being the supplier. Click here to read the full story.

Zambia’s farmers receive inputs under E-Voucher

Around 537, 000 farmers in Zambia have started receiving inputs under E-voucher, said Martin Mtonga, e-governance permanent secretary of Zambia. Click here to read the full story.

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