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Telecom firms ink deal to construct Africa-1 submarine cable

Monday 18 April 2016 | 11:06 CET | News
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MTN Group, PCCW Global, Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Telecom Egypt (TE) and Telkom South Africa have signed an agreement for the construction of the new "Africa-1" submarine cable system. This consortium-funded system will connect Africa with the Middle East and South Central Asia and provide onward connectivity to Europe. Africa-1 will have at least 3-fiber pair core that extends more than 12,000 km along Africa's East Coast towards Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Pakistan, with up to an additional 5,000 km for branches.

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Categories: Fixed / Internet
Companies: MTN / PCCW / Saudi Telecom / STC / Telecom Egypt / Telkom
Countries: World
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