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Submarine Cable Helps Africa International Bandwidth 20-fold Increase in Five Years

Number of visits: Date:6/12/2015 03:44:11

Six years ago, along the East African and southern coastline of the first submarine broadband cable, the East African Submarine Cable System (Seacom) was started. At its birth, the US founder Brian Herlihy published the amazing speech about building first pan-African submarine cable.

South African Minister of Communications Ivy Matsepe-Casaburi was quite critical for the start of Seacom. Matsepe-Casaburi convinced that South Africa was one of the key national cable system landing. Unless submarine cables were primarily possessed by local South African or African investors, otherwise it won’t allow any undersea cable landing.

Since then, the proposed East African submarine cable has temporarily been shelved. Meanwhile, rampant piracy in Somalia has led to delays in the deployment of submarine cables.

Six years later, Africa's growing international bandwidth access has made great contribution to Seacom's deployment. Today, the East African submarine cable via landing points in France and India are connected to South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda and other parts of the world.

The Internet Society’s report on Internet development and management in Africa by 2015, said that the submarine cable, such as the East African submarine cable, the East African submarine cable, cable systems in West Africa and the Brics Cable launched in 2012 has played an important role to improve access to international bandwidth in Africa. Within five years, international bandwidth in Africa increased by 20 times.

The report also noted that submarine cables had a great impact on international bandwidth access, at the same time, it is becoming increasingly important to build the cross-border connections and terrestrial infrastructure for the inland country which are far from the coast inland.
 

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