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Friday, November 21, 2008

Bandwidth for Africa

Seacom has already begun erecting landing stations. Brian Herlihy cannot contain his excitement. He’s the man behind the Seacom consortium, which is building the new US 600m undersea telecommunications cable that will connect SA with East Africa, India and Europe.
Seacom has already begun erecting the landing stations that will bring high speed Internet access to countries in East Africa for the first time.

Herlihy says the cable has the potential to bring cheap broadband to the region and change the way people on the continent communicate.
The 15 000km system, which should go live by June next year — in plenty of time to carry television signals from the 2010 soccer World Cup in SA — will ultimately carry data at about 11 times the design capacity of the established Sat-3 system that runs along Africa’s west coast."Read full article here. Story and excerpt by Duncan McLeod, Financial Mail.


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