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Seacom says Mtunzini-Cape Town cable may go live in 2014

Thursday 18 April 2013 | 12:00 CET | News
Seacom said it may start laying an undersea fibre cable along South Africa's southern coastline this year. CEO Mark Simpson told ITWeb Africa that Seacom plans to build an undersea cable from Mtunzini in Kwazulu-Natal to Cape Town at a cost of no more than USD 100 million. If the Seacom Mtunzini-Cape Town project goes ahead, it could take twelve months to build and be completed in the third quarter of 2014, Simpson said. It would introduce cheaper and possibly more reliable means than terrestrial fibre to connect Johannesburg to Cape Town, he added.

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Categories: Fixed
Companies: Seacom / Telkom
Countries: South Africa
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