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DRC capital awaits high speed internet

DRC capital awaits high speed internet

One year after the inauguration of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s fibre optic landing station, many Kinshasa residents are yet to taste the high speed internet promised by the government. Read More

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DRC builds 34 000 km fibre optic cable networkDRC builds 34 000 km fibre optic cable network The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is currently building a 34 000 km fibre optic cable ...
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Kaspersky Lab: Koler ‘police’ mobile ransomware now targets PCs, AndroidKaspersky Lab: Koler ‘police’ mobile ransomware now targets PCs, Android Kaspersky Lab has issued a warning of ransomware that displays customised messages to victims in over ...
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Teraco connecting to 54 countriesTeraco connecting to 54 countries Teraco reports that its Africa Cloud Exchange, launched two years ago, now provides access to 54 ...
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