By SubTel Forum

The US$600-million West African Cable System (WACS) linking parts of Africa to Europe has reached the shores of Namibia according to a New Era article. Local telecommunications operator, Telecom Namibia, partner in the intercontinental project through the WACS consortium, is ready to connect the fibre-optic cable to its network grid nationwide.  The WACS consortium consists of 12 companies: Angola Cables, Broadband Infraco, Cable & Wireless, Congo Telecom, MTN, Office Congolais des Postes et Télécommunications, Portugal Telecom/Cabo Verde Telecom, Tata Communications/Neotel, Telecom Namibia, Telkom SA, Togo Tele-com and Vodacom. Commercial service is expected to commence next year.

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