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Going the last mile for fibre optics

There has been great fanfare in recent years every time a new intercontinental subsea fibre optic cable has been completed between Africa and the rest of the world but with a handful of exceptions, the much-vaunted broadband revolution is still largely confined to coastal cities with easy access to the cables.…

Meet Netflix’s African rival

In Kenya’s remote western Siaya County, thousands of cheering villagers crane their necks to watch a bulldozer carve a trench through the red earth.…

High-speed broadband moves inland

While the idea of leapfrogging land-line infrastructure straight to mobile technology is attractive, it is vital that Africa is connected to the rest of the world by high-capacity subsea cables.…