By SubTel Forum

The WIOCC today announced that the design capacity of the Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System (EASSy) has been increased to 4.72Tbps.  “This is based on the latest 40Gbps wavelength technology from supplier Alcatel-Lucent, which enables 59 x 40Gbps to be configured on each of EASSy’s two fibre-pairs,” WIOCC said in a statement to My Broadband.

“EASSy now represents more than 70 per cent of all the international fibre-optic inventory on Africa’s east coast (the international capacity of alternatives TEAMS and SEACOM being 1.2 and 0.6Tbps respectively), and it still offers the only direct route between eastern Africa and Europe – via the African coastline, the Red Sea and the Mediterranean,” said WIOCC.

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