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Teamwork needed for new subsea cables

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

New subsea cable: all the details

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

SAEx to bring broadband to coastal cities

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

16Tbit/s SAEx cable deal signed

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

Wasace super cable: more details emerge

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

Yet more sub-sea cables coming SA’s way

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

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