The West Africa Cable System has begun carrying traffic again after a cable break off the coast of England last week interrupted services between South Africa, and other African countries, and Europe.
A cable ship has been sent to fix the break in the West African Cable System off the coast of England. Repairs are expected to be completed on Saturday, 4 April.
Telecommunications operators and Internet service providers are working to find alternative routes after another break in the West African Cable System – the third this year – threatens to slow down Internet access in South Africa.
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.
Angola Cables’ South Atlantic Cable System (Sacs), a new, high-speed submarine telecommunications cable connecting Africa and South America, has been launched commercially.
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 first transatlantic broadband submarine cable in the southern hemisphere, the South Atlantic Cable System, will begin carrying its first commercial traffic within the next three months, providing a more