Construction of SEA Cable commences

12 Dec 2007

SEACOM and Tyco Telecommunications have announced the commencement of construction of the 13,700km SEA Cable System which will connect the southern and eastern African countries of South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar, Kenya and Tanzania with India and Egypt. The SEA Cable System will have 1.28Tbps of capacity and is expected to be completed by June 2009. SEACOM will provide African retail carriers with equal and open access to inexpensive bandwidth, removing the international infrastructure bottleneck and supporting regional economic growth. The SEA Cable System will have many times the capacity of the sole existing cable in the region, enabling greater availability and lower cost for high demand services such as high definition TV, peer-to-peer networks, IPTV and internet.