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.

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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

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

BICS, a leading international communications enabler, and Flickswitch, an African mobile network service provider, have announced a partnership to accelerate the deployment of the Internet of Things (IoT) in Africa. As a result of the collaboration, enterprises will benefit from extensive, seamless and affordable connectivity for their IoT projects in the region, and across international borders using multi-network SIM cards, over BICS’ fully-owned and leading IPX network.

Read more: New partnership to accelerate IoT adoption in Africa