By IT Web

Next month could see the beginning of an economic ascent, driven by increased broadband connectivity, with the launch of the 14 000km, 5.12Tbps subsea fibre-optic cable, the West African Cable System (Wacs).

In what industry observers say will mark an eventual drop in international broadband prices and could see significant economic impact in the long term, the first submarine cable along the west coast of Africa, since Telkom landed SAT3 in 2001, is set to launch officially next month.

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