Madagascar to be linked to Sat3-Wasc-Safe

27 Mar 2008

A consortium comprising France Telecom, Mauritius Telecom and Orange Madagascar has announced plans to install a submarine fibre-optic cable which will provide the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar with broadband internet access. Known as Lion, the 1,800km cable will connect Madagascar with the region’s existing Sat3-Wasc-Safe cable. The new cable will link via the islands of Reunion and Maurice, the two connection points of the Sat3-Wasc-Safe cable, which itself links Europe to Asia via South Africa. A landing station will be established in Toamasina, with an onwards very high speed fibre optic link to the capital, Antananarivo.