New undersea cable planned for west Africa

9 Sep 2008

A group of African telcos have signed an agreement to cooperate on the deployment of a USD400 million undersea cable along the western coast of Africa. Participants in the deal include South African operators such as Telkom, Vodacom, MTN and Neotel. The new cable, which has still to be named, would be used alongside existing international links such as SAT-3 to boost international connectivity for countries along Africa’s west coast.