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South Africa is not facing challenges when it comes to international connectivity landing on its shores, says Seacom CEO Byron Clatterbuck. In the past six years, South Africa has been connected to numerous undersea broadband cables that have brought much-needed bandwidth to the country

Pan-African telecommunications company and subsea fibre cable operator Seacom has launched Seacom Business, a new division that intends selling capacity across its infrastructure directly to corporate customers

Growth in international Internet capacity connected to Africa outpaces all other regions of the world, new research shows. African Internet bandwidth grew by 41% between 2014 and 2015, and by 51% compounded annually over the past five years, to reach 2,9Tbit/s, according to new data from

The high-capacity Africa Coast to Europe (Ace) undersea cable will be extended to South Africa, with construction set to begin in the first quarter of 2016. This is the word from MTN Group CEO Sifiso

The Sat-3/Wasc/Safe cable is being given a substantial upgrade. The system, which runs from Europe to South Africa via West Africa and from South Africa to Southeast Asia, has been upgraded from 420Gbit/s to 920Gbit/s in the northern segments

The East African Submarine System (Eassy), a subsea telecommunications cable along Africa’s eastern shoreline, is set to get a speed boost with supplier Alcatel-Lucent set to deploy the latest 100Gbit/s wavelength technology on the network. The upgrade will allow Eassy ultimately to carry

Israeli satellite and fibre telecommunications provider Gilat is stepping up its focus on fibre-optic infrastructure in Africa and plans to establish a Johannesburg office early next year. The company continues to increase the scope and scale of its operations on the continent through

Investors have expressed keen interest in a undersea broadband cable that would link Brazil, Russia, India, China and SA (the Brics countries) to each other and the US, a promoter of the project said on Thursday. “There have been many parties showing interest in the Brics cable project. To date, a total of

Just when telecommunications industry players and analysts thought SA couldn’t possibly get any more undersea broadband infrastructure, news is emerging of a raft of new cable systems that will serve both SA and the region. On Monday, Brazil, Russia, India, China and SA — the so-called Brics countries — announced plans for a new high-capacity

With the abundance of cables landing on SA’s shores, you could be forgiven for thinking it’s one the most connected countries in the world. In a sense, it soon will be: there’s no shortage of international capacity on the way. What’s lacking is widespread local access to take advantage of it. The problem isn’t without solutions, but