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West Africa Cable System

Knowledge is the key to Namibia’s prosperity

Namibia is focused on creating a knowledge-based society where technology, innovation, entrepreneurship at every socio-economic level becomes the norm. This is a bold and major challenge for us as a nation. Vision 2030 and the Harambee Prosperity Plan are...

Gilat Satcom Expands Fiber Operations in Ghana

Gilat Satcom, a leading provider of satellite and fiber-based connectivity services in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, announced today that it is expanding its operations in Ghana to meet the growing demand for fast, reliable and secure broadband...

Alcatel-Lucent and WACS signs contract

Alcatel-Lucent and the West Africa Cable System (WACS) consortium have signed a contract for the maintenance of more than 9,000km of the WACS system linking  Africa to Portugal.  In commercial service since May 2012, WACS interconnects 13 African countries,...

Signed, WACS and delivered – now what? The opportunity for West and Central Africa

Construction of the $650 million West Africa Cable System (WACS) began in 2009 and was completed in April 2011. On target, a little over a year later (11 May 2012) the first traffic ran over the cable… from South...

IS connects directly into WACS with fibre link

Dimension Data subsidiary, Internet Solutions (IS) has boosted its ability to deliver capacity on the West Africa Cable System (WACS) to clients following the launch of a fibre optic cable ring between the WACS landing station and the IS...

“We see ourselves as a catalyst” – Neotel

With the completion of the West Africa Cable System (WACS), operational from 11 May 2012, Neotel retains its unique position as the only local telecommunications operator connected to each of South Africa’s established submarine cable systems. Neotel has built a...

West Africa Cable System officially launched in South Africa

It has been six years since MTN pioneered and committed over US$ 100 million into Africa’s largest capacity submarine fibre optic cable. Today marked the commercial launch of the much-anticipated ultra high-capacity West Africa Cable System (WACS) linking Southern...

MTN Ghana linking up with WACS

MTN Ghana CEO Michael Ikpoki has announced his company's decision to link up with the West Africa Cable System (WACS) by April this year. MTN guarantees this measure will provide broadband services at required speeds to its subscribers across Africa. Ikpoki...

Tata Communications invests in West Africa Cable System

Tata Communications has said that its investment in the new US$600 million West Africa Cable System will boost the company’s global reach and enhance the investments in the region. Says Byron Clatterbuck, Senior Vice President of Global Transmission...

Namibia’s MTC invests US$12.5 million in cable project

MTC has announced an investment of US$12.5 in the implementation of the US$600 million West Africa Cable System (WACS), which will boost international bandwidth capacity in Africa. The construction and maintenance agreement and the supply contract for the 14000km long...
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R500 Million to Expand Broadband in Townships & Rural Areas

This financial year, Vodacom Eastern Cape plans to invest R500 million as part of its larger digital inclusion strategy...
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