By SubTel Forum

Namibia's undersea telecoms fibre-optic cable laid along the West African coast went live on Tuesday, allowing high bandwidth connectivity for the country and its neighbours, according to an iAfrica article.

“The 14 900 kilometre West African Cable System (WACS) will bring direct connectivity between Namibia, West Africa and the United Kingdom,” said Frans Ndoroma, managing director of Telecom Namibia at the connection ceremony.

The cable which landed in Swakopmund beach, some 370 kilometres west of capital Windhoek was developed by Telecom Namibia and French partner Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks for $600-million.

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