Feb 27 2009

Seacom cable approaching Europe

Published by at 5:41 pm under Companies,More News

Here is a valuable blog post by a Malawian blogger about the three undersea fibre optic cables being rolled out along the East African coast, which will (hopefully soon) also give South Africans faster and cheaper internet connections. Also click here or here for an interesting progress report from Seacom, one of the three projects. And here for the background info to the Seacom cable, which will also touch Marseille and London.

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4 Responses to “Seacom cable approaching Europe”

  1. Clementon 28 Feb 2009 at 1:15 am

    Hi Christo,

    I am the Malawian blogger being referred to in the post. I am now based here in Japan, where I am enjoying one of the fastest Internet connections in the world. Progress being made on the Seacom cable is very encouraging. The arrival of the TEAMS and the EASSy cables will also be great. By the time I go back to Africa, the Internet bandwidth and cost will be far better. Thanks for picking up my article.

  2. adminon 28 Feb 2009 at 11:32 am

    Hi Clement,

    Thanks for your article and comment. All the best with your studies!


  3. adminon 27 Mar 2009 at 1:18 pm

    The cost of an internet connection (for households) is set to drop by up to 80% in South Africa in the next months! What great news. Good for you, Seacom and Venfin and (indirectly) Johann Rupert.

    Let the internet era begin for South Africa! Boy, have we waited long…

    Koos Bekker pumped his millions in exactly 10 years too early. Makes one think…


  4. Mike Lon 11 Apr 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Just to let you know… there is a new blog providing regular updates on progress on the EASSy submarine cable: wiocc.wordpress.com

    You can even register on the site for notification of new posts.

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