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.
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
Musa Phungula, the man behind a new subsea cable that will link similar systems landing at Mtunzini in KwaZulu-Natal and Yzerfontein north of Cape Town, plans to build two huge, 6000sq m data centres to house servers for international content companies and local telecommunications operators
eFive Telecoms, the company behind the South Atlantic Express (SAEx) submarine cable system that will link SA with Brazil, has signed a supply agreement for the construction of the system with TE SubCom. The two-fibre-pair system, offering 80x100Gbit/s per fibre pair, will stretch for 9 900km
The African leg of a new submarine telecommunications system that will serve markets in the North and South Atlantic will be ready for service in the first quarter of 2014. The cable will offer high-speed global connectivity to SA, Angola and Nigeria. That’s the word from the Wasace Cable Company, which is building the
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