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IWCS 2019 Focused on the Future

IWCS 2019 International Cable & Connectivity Symposium, the premier venue for new technologies in cable and connectivity products, processes and applications, welcomed attendees to the 68th annual conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 29 – October 2, 2019.

Equinix: Top 5 Trends to Impact the 2020 Digital Landscape

Equinix, Inc. released its top five technology trend predictions for 2020, which point toward the critical digital transformation that organizations are making to lead in the new digital era.

Recent Developments to Improve Access to Financing in Africa

Two recent announcements by the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), the leading infrastructure solutions provider in Africa, could improve access to funding for major infrastructure projects, potentially including submarine cables. 

Spotlight on Africa – November 2019

As we have noted many times, the submarine fiber optic cable market in Africa has remained vibrant since the building of several cables to connect Sub Saharan Africa a decade ago. 

Africa Finance Corporation Issues CHF200 Million Bond

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) announces the successful issuance of its CHF200 million Reg S Only bond maturing in December 2023 marking yet another development for the potential to increase the availability of infrastructure funding, including submarine cables, in Africa.

Strong Outlook for Investment in Floating O&G Projects

While the submarine fiber optic cable market has been booming since 2014, on segment has not been doing well – offshore oil & gas.  A new report, however, indicates that this segment may be poised for future growth. 

Africa Finance Corporation Continues Expansion into Asia

In another development that could improve the ability to finance major African infrastructure projects as well as an indication of Asia’s interest in African development, Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) announces the closing of its inaugural US$140,000,000 Kimchi Term Loan Facility.

New Research Shows Africa’s Energy Goals at a Tipping Point

Africa continues to be a major market for new submarine cable systems, but it is impossible to separate the continent’s energy, trade and economic developments from the demand for new cables. 

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