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Details are emerging of plans for the construction of yet another high-capacity submarine telecommunications cable to serve the African continent. The Wasace cable, which will connect Africa, including SA, with South America, North America and Europe, and which will cost

A project to crisscross Southern Africa with high-speed fibre-optic telecommunications infrastructure is gathering pace with news that London-headquartered Liquid Telecom has completed the first phase of a network in Zambia. Phase one of the network

Dark Fibre Africa has switched on a new, R350m fibre system linking Gauteng and Mtunzini on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast, saying the new route should put renewed downward pressure on broadband prices. The route is the

Between 2009 and 2010, Africa’s total international Internet bandwidth climbed by 78%, reaching a combined 520Gbit/s by December last year, according to data published by Hamilton Research. The growth has come about as a result of the construction

The arrival of the Western African Cable System (Wacs), which landed in the west coast town of Yzerfontein on Tuesday will accelerate competition in the local market. But, according to experts, the impact on broadband prices may not

SA and Africa have never had it so good. Almost every month brings news of some or other big broadband project. The latest, a plan to build a high-capacity cable between Brazil, SA and Angola, will bring terabits of new

In this week’s show we talk about Sentech’s presentation to parliament and the emerging details of its plan to build a broadband network connecting rural schools, clinics and community centres. We also delve into

The design capacity of the East Africa Submarine System (Eassy), a submarine cable that connects countries along Africa’s east coast, has been bumped up to nearly 5Tbit/s. It’s the second time the capacity has been upped

The Europe India Gateway (EIG) undersea cable system is live and ready for commercial use. The cable will provide additional capacity to North Africa and provide an alternative route for telecommunications traffic for SA operators

Yet another undersea cable has been commissioned for the coast of Africa. When it’s built next year, it will bring total capacity encircling the continent to more than 20,2Tbit/s. In the year 2000 Africa’s total international