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ITU – Mobile Internet Subs to reach 3.6 billion in 2016

africa-globe(Nov-2016)  The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has said the population of mobile broadband users across the world will hit 3.9billion by 2020.

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Google Fiber is now a fibre and wireless ISP

google-wireless(Oct-2016)  Google Fiber today said it has completed its acquisition of Webpass, a wireless Internet service provider that will figure prominently into its plans for deployment of high-speed Internet. But the Alphabet division is not giving up on fiber, saying it will use both wireless and fiber networks to compete against cable companies and telcos.

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Djibouti launches regional 60Tbps submarine cable

DARE cable(Jun-2016)  Djibouti Telecom and six other telecom service providers have signed a construction and maintenance agreement (C&MA) to build the Djibouti Africa Regional Express (DARE), a 5,500km high capacity subsea cable system.

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Cisco & partners to develop Next-Gen 5G Router

Cisco-chairman-300x225(Feb-2016) Cisco has announced that it will begin collaborating with Ericsson and Intel to develop and trial what is expected to be the industry’s first 5G (fifth generation mobile networks) router.  As members of the Verizon 5G Technology Forum, Cisco, Ericsson and Intel are partnering with Verizon within an ecosystem to accelerate the pace of critical 5G innovations.
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Gulf to Africa(G2A), a New Groundbreaking Cable System by Xtera’s Turnkey Subsea Solution

Gulf 2 AfricaOmantel, the national operator of Oman and the leading wholesale carrier in the Middle East, today announced the signing of the supply agreement with Xtera Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: XCOM), a leading provider of high-capacity, cost-effective optical transport solutions, for building yet another unique submarine cable to strengthen its position in the region and beyond.

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Huawei launches Digital inCloud centre in Africa

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(Jul-2015) Huawei has revealed the launch of their Digital inCloud Eastern and Southern Africa regional center at the 5th Annual VAS Africa summit. The event attracted over 70 carriers and Service Providers (SPs)/ Content Providers (CPs) in the region.

According to Huawei, it is the first global solutions provider to bring Digital inCloud solution to Africa. “Huawei Digital in Cloud solution will facilitate: ease of distribution and trade between consumer, carriers, and partners of digital products/services. This facilitation will be achieved through improved content aggregation, better management of local and global digital content,” said Felix Tang, Director of Huawei Eastern & Southern Region Carrier Software Department.

The Digital inCloud Eastern and Southern Africa regional center is dedicated to building Africa’s digital eco-system through cooperation of Operators and Local and Global partners, to introduce digital services to Africa and vice versa. This localised business operation, promotes African carriers and partners to develop digital products and services enabling them to compete globally. “Huawei brings a wealth of knowledge and experience on how to build and operate the local digital eco-system, and help operators and partners generate revenue securely and in a transparent manner. Huawei, through Global partner agreements brings the best channels to distribute local digital content globally” added Tang.

Globally, Huawei Digital inCloud has aggregated over 2,000 partners with over 200,000 high-quality digital content and has served over 140M carrier users. The content covers digital music, mobile games, videos, API openness, traffic monetization, B2B Cloud and M2M

With the launch of Digital inCloud Eastern and Southern Africa regional center, Huawei’s global distribution network nodes increased from 8 to 9 and this will enhance Huawei’s regional service capability.

Source: IT News Africa

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How pricey Internet holds back Africa

africa-map-640(May-2015) The Internet brings the promise of untold riches in knowledge, culture and educational opportunities. But a great deal needs to be done to tap into its potential by Tech Central.
There is widespread acknowledgement that Africa has a long road to travel before it can use the power of technology to improve the lives of people.

Broadband coverage outside urban and peri-urban areas is still woefully inadequate despite initiatives such as undersea cables that are connecting African countries. But statistics on connectivity show great disparities on the continent.

While access to connectivity has widened, the costs are still high. Internet speeds in the developing world cost much more for lower broadband speeds. Entry-level broadband, averaging across mobile and fixed-line access, exceeds 40% of average income. In many countries it is over 100% of monthly income.

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SGS Ltd partners with VMWare

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(Mar-2015) Small Globe Solutions Ltd is proud to announce that we are a registered VMware® partner authorized to sell and rent VMware® Products to our regional customers. This will enable us to offer amazing prices on all VMWare®’s products.

In this partnership we at SGS Ltd have the full access of VMWare® Knowledge Base to benefit from VMware®’s Product, Services and Technical Support.VMware®’s Partner University provides further access to Education and Training on VMware® products. VMware® is the unquestionable front-runner in virtualisation technology both in terms of market position and technology/capability.

If you want to empower your company to simplify its IT infrastructure by creating a more dynamic and flexible datacentre with a proven server architecture framework, why not contact SGS Ltd? With our partnership with VMware®, we can make sure this happens.

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SGS Ltd – IBM Business Partner

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(Dec-2014) Small Globe Solutions Ltd is now proud to announce that we have now become an official IBM Business Partner. This is a great news for our clients and business partners in the Horn of Africa region, which is dubbed as a frontier technology market but nevertheless a fastly developing region.

IBM is a strong global brand which operates as a multinational technology and consulting firm. The company manufactures and sells computer hardware and software and also offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.

SGS Ltd is now an official Business Partner of IBM.

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R.I.P Cheque book, adios PIN number: How you’ll manage your money in 2020

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(Nov 2014) — The checkbook is dead. While we’re at it, let’s write an obit for card readers too. And if you’ve ever worried about who might be looking over your shoulder at the ATM machine, or the exorbitant fee that money transfer will cost you, don’t fret.

In years to come — not even that many — these problems won’t even exist as the way we bank and control our finances will change vastly. It already has in many ways.

“We’re in this unprecedented space where technology is moving so quickly it’s starting to scare everyone,” said Gi Fernando, founder and investor of Free:Formers, a company which helps businesses and unemployed young adults with digital training.

“It’s sooner than you think,” said Fernando, who claims in five years from now the technology behind how we manage our banking and finances will be unrecognizable.

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