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500 Gb/s network trial a global first in SA

Africa’s EASSy cable set for upgrade

French company Alcatel-Lucent is set to upgrade the 10 000km EASSy submarine cable system with the latest 100 gigabit-per-second technology, boosting ultra-broadband capacity in eastern and southern Africa and strengthening its connectivity with Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
500 Gb/s network trial a global first in SA

500 Gb/s network trial a global first in SA

Undersea cable company Seacom and US digital optical equipment supplier Infinera have achieved a global first by successfully trialling a 500 Gigabits per second transmission over Seacom's newly built network between KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

Africa to get even more broadband

Africa is bracing itself for yet another broadband boom with the recent announcement of the BRICS-backed South Atlantic Express. This new submarine cable system will connect the continent to South America.
Seacom: new era for SA internet

Altech invests in East African cable

Altech invests in East African cable

South Africa's Allied Technologies has acquired an 8.5% stake in The East Africa Marine System - a 5 000km cable linking Mombasa, Kenya with Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates - through its subsidiary Kenya Data Networks for US$11-million.
West Africa cable 'online by 2011'

West Africa cable ‘online by 2011’

The $600-million, 14 000km West Africa Cable System linking southern and western Africa with Europe should be in service by 2011, providing high capacity international bandwidth and further reducing telecoms costs on the continent.

Wacs cable gets the green light

Broadband in Africa has received another boost with the signing in April 2009 of a formal agreement to build the 3.8 terabit/second West African Cable System.

Neotel: SA's 2nd network online

Neotel to build E Africa cable

Neotel, South Africa's second landline operator, has announced plans to land a private-equity funded fibre optic submarine cable locally, which will connect south and east Africa to Europe and India by early 2009.


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