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Earlier this month, I attended the US Offshore Wind 2018 conference put on by New Energy Update.  It is fair to say that the conference was well attended.  In fact, the attendance was the first statistic given.  In the welcoming remarks, it was noted that three years ago the conference drew 150 attendees.  In 2018, there were nearly 1,000. 

Ethiopia-Eritrea Peace and Submarine Cables

During an interview with SCW last year, Gil Santaliz, CEO of NJFX, said, “The world is changing so quickly and we are all just trying to keep up.” 

Several African countries have reported a rise in their GDP despite fears over increased debt according to ICAEW's (the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) latest report. In Economic Insight: Africa Q2 2018, the accountancy body provides GDP growth forecasts for various regions including East Africa which is set to grow by 6.1%, Southern Africa by 2.3%, Central and West Africa at 3.6% and Franc Zone at 4.5%.

SAP Africa: “Building a Digital Continent”

Editor’s Note: We will be highlighting this month some of the developments that are taking place in Sub Saharan Africa, that are indicative of the growing Internet market there. 

Oracle announced availability of the Internet Intelligence Map, providing users with a simple, graphical way to track the health of the internet and gain insight into the impact of events such as natural disasters or state-imposed interruptions. The map is part of Oracle’s Internet Intelligence initiative, which provides insight and analysis on the state of global internet infrastructure. To access the free Internet Intelligence Map, visit https://internetintel.oracle.com/index.html

Trade Routes and Submarine Cables – TPP-11 Expansion

In April, we discussed how changing trade routes are related to submarine cable demand, while focusing on the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11).  Developments regarding TPP-11 are moving quickly and it is worth re-visiting the trade agreement for an update. 

Terrestrial Fiber Still the Bottleneck in Africa

The building of submarine fiber optic cables connecting Sub Saharan Africa to the global Internet was one of the high points of the industry at the end of the first decade of the 21st Century. 

Infrastructure Investment in Developing Countries Growing

Multi-billion dollar projects, more target countries, and more government support fueled a 37 percent rebound in private sector investment in developing-country infrastructure projects, says the World Bank’s 2017 Annual Update of the Private Participation in Infrastructure (PPI) Database released recently.

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