Most of the global internet traffic today utilizes infrastructure located primarily in the northern hemisphere to link Asia, Europe and North America. Meanwhile, the southern hemisphere, which includes parts of Asia, Africa and South America is heavily connected via links coming from the North as well. However, the traffic to the southern region currently travels a longer route which may affect the internet experience of the end users.

Read more: Angola Cables and TM Global set to transform data transfer in the southern hemisphere

On the sidelines of the 4th China-Arab States Expo, which took place recently in Ningxia, China, the Egyptian Space Agency and the China National pace Administration (CNSA) proceeded to launch the second implementation phase of the Egyptian satellite project which is the construction of “MisrSat-II”. The first phase, which took place in January 2019, focused on closing the financing.

Read more: Egypt and China kicked-off construction work for the MisrSat-II satellite

SES's latest solution, which will be showcased at IBC2019 in Amsterdam, synchronizes over-the-top (OTT) and satellite broadcasts by delivering IP signals to OTT platforms as fast as satellite to create enhanced live viewing experiences, announced SES. The new solution, named Satellite and OTT in Sync, gives broadcasters the power to deliver a more consistent experience to viewers watching any screen, or even multiple screens, by eliminating the delay between their TV broadcast and OTT services.

Read more: SES to unveil its latest OTT and satellite solution for live experience

Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS), a global leader in transformative business operations and managed network services and a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Communications Limited, announced the launch of its pioneering Skill Africa Program, in association with the Smart Africa Alliance. The revolutionary program will address the skills shortage in the technological industry and chart the way for the future of telecoms and IT infrastructure in Africa.

Read more: TCTS and Smart Africa Alliance introduced a new skills program for next-generation technologies

US digital services company Google announces the upcoming deployment of a new underwater fiber optic system between Africa and Europe. The new telecom infrastructure Equiano will enable Google to strengthen its global offering of connectivity services for businesses and individuals.

Read more: Google links Africa and Europe with underwater fiber optic system

The money transfer business is personal for Ismail Ahmed. It was cash wired by his family that allowed him to make the final leg of his journey from escaping fighting in his native Somaliland to London in 1988 to take up a university scholarship.

Read more: African fintech firm provides money transfers at lower cost