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.
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The company behind a plan to build a submarine cable connecting South Africa with South America has partnered with Telecom Italia’s Sparkle unit to expand its reach on the Seabras-1 cable to the US.
The backers of a planned broadband cable system to connect South Africa with the US are pushing ahead with the project after a hiatus which saw the venture restructured as well as new technologies and routes
Musa Phungula, the entrepreneur behind the proposed US$130m TTD cable to connect Mtunzini in KwaZulu-Natal to East London, Port Elizabeth and Yzerfontein near Cape Town, says collaboration between other projects to build submarine fibre along the same route is needed. Phungula’s
Submarine telecommunications cable developer eFive Telecoms says its US$280m SAEx system, for which construction should start in 2014, will provide international capacity to a range of coastal South African towns and cities at speeds of up to 24Tbit/s