Submarine cable operator Seacom has signed a master services agreement with a Mozambican service provider, Telecomunicações de Moçambique to provide access to the largest fiber optic network in Mozambique. Sources in Seacom said the agreement would give them and their customers access to the largest and most distributed fiber optic network in Mozambique. In addition, the agreement will open up a diverse route into Zimbabwe and a border presence in Malawi and South Africa.
Pacific fibre, which is building submarine fiber optic cable network to connect Australia and the United States through New Zealand, has signed an agreement to add REANNZ as its first customer. REANNZ stands for Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand.
Glo 1, a high capacity undersea fiber-optic cable, has today connected Ghana to West Africa and Europe. The 9,800km long submarine cable network, the first project of its kind to be executed entirely by a single organization, berthed on the beaches of Osu, in Accra.
The African Development Bank Group will give US dollar 66 million to Main One cable company to develop the submarine fiber optic cable link along the west African coast. The total fiber optic project cost is estimated to be US dollar 240 million.
Adding new hopes to the continent, installation work of 15,000 km fiber-optic undersea cable by SEACOM that links African countries with India and Europe is going as per the schedule. The South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar, Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia to India and Europe, remains firmly on schedule to become the first cable to link east Africa to the rest of the world.
Journalist Thabiso Mochiko reports that of the 10 submarine cables that were either planned or under construction in Africa, only four would be likely to work, BMI-TechKnowledge (BMI-T) said yesterday. This was because 10 cables would create a significant capacity glut in some regions, despite the rapid growth in demand that could be expected, said Brian Neilson, the research director…