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Seaborn expects South Africa-to-US subsea cable to start commercial operation in 2020

Thursday 12 April 2018 | 13:13 CET | News
The first direct subsea fibre-optic cable system that will connect South Africa to Brazil, and eventually to the US, is set for commercial launch in 2020, according to Seaborn Networks COO Andy Bax, ITWeb reported. The company, which operates the most direct subsea system between Sao Paulo and New York, announced plans in 2017 to build a route that would be Africa's first direct connection to the US. Currently, subsea cable systems that have landed in South Africa shores do not cater for direct international connectivity. 

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Companies: Seaborn Networks / Seacom
Countries: Brazil / South Africa / United States
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