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Telkom says start of WACS operations boosts robustness

Monday 14 May 2012 | 09:33 CET | News
Telkom South Africa says the launch of the West African Cable System (WACS) linking southern Africa and Europe will complete the fixed line operator's second ring of capacity around the African continent. The S3WS, EASSy and SMW3 cables already form a ring around Africa. With the introduction of WACS together with EASSy and EIG (Europe India Gateway), a high-capacity ring between South Africa and Europe has now been formed. Telkom now operates submarine cable gateways at Mtunzini, Melkbosstrand and Yzerfontein providing South Africa with three international fibre gateways to minimise the risk

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Categories: Fixed / Internet
Companies: Eassy / Telkom / WACS
Countries: South Africa
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