Xalam Blog

April 9, 2018

The Fabulous Rise of Angola Cables

The emergence of Angolan wholesale carrier Angola Cables is shaking an already competitive African wholesale market. The company is set to become a top-three owner of African international capacity. What will it do with its considerable capacity surplus? The answer to this question has far-reaching
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April 5, 2018

The Absolutely, Positively Burning Hot South African Data Center Market

The South African data center colocation market is in the midst of a remarkable growth spurt. Over the next two years, South Africa will add ten times more colocation power capacity over than all other African markets combined. The driving force behind this colo boom?
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March 21, 2018

Angola’s Flawed Telecoms Opportunities

The Angolan government’s moves to finally open up its telecoms sector to international capital are overdue, and much welcome. But we say the licensing of a fourth mobile operator and the privatization of Angola Telecoms are structured as though they were can’t miss opportunities. They
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February 13, 2018

South Africa’s Proposed ICT Law: Full of Pitfalls, with Upside

South Africa’s proposed ICT Bill, if enacted, would be arguably the most pivotal piece of legislation to come to the market since 2005. We say the Bill is a well-meaning attempt to right the market’s wrongs; nonetheless, using 4G spectrum as the primary lever to
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