Seacom in Talks With Google Over Equiano Cable

Seacom in Talks With Google Over Equiano Cable By Duncan McLeod, Tech Central July 17, 2019 Seacom CEO Byron Clatterbuck said on Wednesday that the company, which built the first subsea broadband cable along Africa’s east coast 10 years ago, is interested in acquiring capacity in Google’s new, high-capacity Equiano cable along the west coast [...]

ACE Submarine Cable Cut Impacts Ten Countries

ACE Submarine Cable Cut Impacts Ten Countries By David Belson, Oracle April 5, 2018 The ACE (African Coast to Europe) submarine cable runs along the west coast of Africa between France and South Africa, connecting 22 countries. It extends over 17,000 km, and has a potential capacity of 5.12 Tbps. The cable system is managed [...]

2018-04-05T12:04:54-04:00April 5th, 2018|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , |

Nigeria: Submarine Cable System Underused After U.S.$1 Billion Investment

By Adeyemi Adepetun, All Africa November 1, 2017 After several investments worth over $1 billion (N306 billion), the nation's submarine cable system is still hampered by gross underutilisation. The cost of NITEL's South Atlantic 3 (SAT3) fibre optic cable, which now belongs to ntel, for instance is put at over $600 million. MTN's West African [...]

2017-11-01T10:36:32-04:00November 1st, 2017|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , , , |

Guinea Bissau Reaches $47 Million Deal On Cable

By Alberto Dabo, Emma Farge, David Clarke, Reuters July 19, 2017 BISSAU (Reuters) - Guinea Bissau has agreed a memorandum of understanding with the World Bank, Orange and MTN for a $47 million project to link the country to a submarine telecoms cable connecting Africa with Europe, the government said on Wednesday. Under the agreement, [...]

2017-07-19T19:11:30-04:00July 19th, 2017|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , |