They Seacom here, they Seacom there

3 Mar 2009

The long-awaited USD700 million Seacom cable has landed at Mombasa in Kenya, taking the country one step closer to its first international undersea cable link. Kenyan businesses and ISPs are currently served by expensive satellite solutions but data communications prices are expected to fall dramatically once Seacom is fully operational in July this year. East African Business Week reports. The cable is wholly privately owned with 76% of its shareholders based in Africa. It will eventually run up the coast of East Africa from South Africa to Yemen and Egypt, with additional links to India.