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Seacom may build new subsea cable

Seacom is mulling the idea of building a new, high-capacity subsea telecommunications cable, either along the east coast of Africa, where it already operates a system, or along the west coast. CEO Byron Clatterbuck emphasised

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Africa-Brazil cable Sacs nearing completion

As news emerged this week on a new submarine cable system that will connect South Africa and Brazil, another major project – the South Atlantic Cable System (Sacs) – is nearing completion. The Sacs cable, a project

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New Africa subsea cable making progress

Construction of a new subsea cable, the first to connect Africa with South America, is making progress, with Angola Cables, the company behind the project, announcing on Monday that ground has been broken in the development of a

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Seacom outage affecting some users

Seacom said at the weekend that an outage is affecting services to some clients. The problem, on segment 15 of the Seacom submarine cable system, is located slightly west of Djibouti in the Red Sea and occurred on 8 April at about 9pm South

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New subsea cable to connect Africa

A new subsea broadband cable project, led by Angola, is set to provide a flood of international Internet bandwidth to countries on the west coast of Africa, including South Africa, when it goes live in mid-2018. The South Atlantic

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Seacom goes direct in Kenya

A year after launching corporate ICT services in the South African market, pan-African telecommunications company and subsea fibre cable operator Seacom is expanding its corporate offering to Kenya. Under its Seacom Business intiative

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Why PCCW is backing Africa-1 cable

Growing trade between Africa and Asia has prompted talk of a new subsea broadband cable along Africa’s eastern coastline, says Hong Kong ICT firm PCCW. Last week, PCCW said it along with Telkom, MTN Saudi Telecom Company and

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New cable promises bandwidth for Africa

Imagine downloading 5 000 movies per second over your Internet connection. Those are the ultimate speeds being promised by a new, multibillion-rand submarine cable system that is to be built to connect South Africa and East Africa to Asia and

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Fibre breaks in Egypt down Seacom again

Seacom services between Africa and Europe went offline again on Thursday after fresh cable breaks in Egypt cut off African Internet users in East Africa and Southern Africa. It’s the second time in a week that terrestrial cable breaks in Egypt have disrupted

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