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China Mobile International, Facebook, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, stc, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC announced that they will partner to build 2Africa, which will be the most comprehensive subsea cable to serve the African continent and Middle East region. The parties have appointed Alcatel Submarine Networks (“ASN”) to build the cable in a fully funded project which will greatly enhance connectivity across Africa and the Middle East.

Read more: Leading telcos announce a transformative subsea cable

SatADSL, the Brussels-based provider of satellite services, has partnered with YahClick to enhance its connectivity offering across Sub-Saharan Africa.The partnership appoints SatADSL as a new Virtual Network Operator (VNO) partner to YahClick, the UAE-based broadband satellite services provider owned by Yahsat and its partner Hughes Network Systems.

Read more: SatADSL, YahClick to deliver connectivity across Africa

Instead of going with cloud giants Amazon or Microsoft, Zoom announced it had picked Oracle as a cloud infrastructure partner to support its rapid growth and evolving business needs as the enterprise video communications company continues to innovate and provide an essential service to its extensive customer base.

Read more: Zoom selects Oracle Cloud to support video call demands

Nigeria has got the approval to use the telemedicine facility for mobile testing of the coronavirus thanks to the collaboration between the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology through its agency, the Nigerian National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) and the Federal Ministry of Health.

Read more: Telemedicine facility in Nigeria to be used to COVID-19 testing

The West Africa Cable System (WACS), a submarine fiber-optic line that carries data between the UK and the west coast of Africa, tore about 24 miles from Britain in roughly the same spot that the cable broke in January due to heavy-rains over the Congo river resulting in a short circuit. South Africans are now confronting slow and unreliable Internet. The timing could not be worse as the country enters a lockdown period of 21 days to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Read more: South Africa faces cable breakage once again

Recently, TECNO announced that it will hold its product launch through TV broadcast on April 2nd to unveil its camera phone – the TECNO CAMON 15 series on DSTV golden time – 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. It will be streamed live online on TECNO's Facebook and will include a generous giveaway for TECNO fans. This online product launch will be the first-ever online smartphone launch in African history, which is not only a big breakthrough in the smartphone industry, but also shows that Internet development in Africa has stepped into a new phase. Here are some key facts.

Read more: First-ever online smartphone launch in African history is happening soon