MTEL T3 Subsea Cable Promises to Bring Major Changes with Deployment

MTEL's T3 subsea cable in Amanzimtoti is set to enhance capacity and reliability for a range of digital services.Zama Ngcoya, IOL
Jun 13, 2023

Maritius Telecom T3 subsea cable in Amanzimtoti is expected to bring good news for people and marine life.

Businesses and consumers will benefit from enhanced capacity and reliability for services such as telecommuting, high-definition television broadcasting, video conferencing and advanced multimedia and mobile applications as Liquid Intelligent Technologies South Africa deployed the cable in the south of Durban on Monday.

The company will host and manage the submarine cable, while also providing the fibre landing facility that will house two subsea cables which will connect Mauritius to South Africa.

Liquid Intelligent Technologies is a business of Cassava Technologies, a pan-African technology group with a footprint that stretches over 20 countries, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. It provides pan-African digital infrastructure with a fibre broadband network that covers more than 11 000km and lends its digital network to provide cloud and cyber-security solutions through partnerships on a global scale.

Dr David Glassom, academic leader in biodiversity and evolutionary biology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, said the impact of such cables on marine life were considered to be low, and that this project was a viable one.

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