By Tech Central

Details are emerging of plans for the construction of yet another high-capacity submarine telecommunications cable to serve the African continent. The Wasace cable, which will connect Africa, including SA, with South America, North America and Europe, and which will cost “billions of dollars”, is being project managed by the David Ross Group of the US.

The Wasace Cable Company Worldwide, a multinational development company represented by CEO Ramon Gil-Roldan of Spain, says the new system will be one of the largest in the world, linking the major markets on four continents. It says it is the largest such project ever mounted in the Atlantic Ocean. “If the fibres were connected end to end, they would stretch three quarters of the way to the moon,” the company says.

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