Google will build a new subsea cable linking the US, the UK and Spain, further entrenching the technology giant’s role in global Internet infrastructure.
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A giant subsea cable to help bring more reliable and faster Internet across Africa will cost just under $1-billion (R18.7-billion at the time of writing), according to three people familiar with the project.
Seacom, which built the first subsea broadband cable along Africa’s east coast 10 years ago, is interested in acquiring capacity in Google’s new, high-capacity Equiano cable along the west coast to Europe.
Google and Facebook are in a race to surround Africa with high-capacity subsea broadband infrastructure, with the former announcing that the first phase of its project, which will connect South Africa to Portugal, will be ready for service in 2021.
Plans to build a new submarine broadband cable from South Africa across the south Atlantic appear to be gathering pace, with SAEx International announcing on Thursday that is has contracted Nokia’s Alcatel Submarine Networks.
Yet another high-capacity submarine telecommunications system is headed to South Africa’s shores. Alcatel Submarine Networks and IOX Cable on Thursday announced they have signed a contract and will now