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West African Cable System

Break in WACS Cable sees South Africans facing Slow Internet

The West African Cable System (Wacs) cable, which connects South Africa to the UK, suffered a breakage off of the coast of England - inconveniencing South Africans with slow and unreliable Internet. This comes at one of the worst...

Liquid Telecom connects Zimbabwe to WACS

Internet service provider Liquid Telecom completed Zimbabwe’s first direct fibre connection to the West African Cable System (WACS), which will provide the Southern African nation with an alternative route for internet traffic. "The link has been commissioned to the WACS...

MTN Nigeria rolls out services with WACS

MTN Nigeria has started making use of the West African Cable System (WACS) cable by launching a range of services running on the high-capacity submarine cable. The services are managed by MTN Business and will provide high quality, low...

“Demand for greater capacity and faster speeds is ever-present” – Telkom

Today’s launch of the ultra-high capacity West African Cable System (WACS) linking Southern Africa and Europe is a significant addition to Telkom’s vast international submarine cable portfolio. The introduction of WACS into Telkom’s undersea cable portfolio will complete the company’s...

Q&A: Alcatel-Lucent’s Executive Vice President on WACS

The West African Cable System (WACS), linking Southern and Western Africa to Europe, was launched in Cape Town on 11 May and officially went live at 12 noon. Driven by a coalition of fourteen investors, suppliers and network operators, the...

WACS to create more broadband opportunities

The newly-laid undersea West African Cable System is due to be switched on in May, which will bring Africa just one step closer to being a truly connected continent. With a number of other cables already linking the continent...

MTN granted access to Benin and Cote d’Ivoire

South African Mobile operator MTN, has been awarded 3G licences in Cote d’Ivoire and Benin. The Ivorian Minister of Post and Information Communication Technologies (PTIC) Bruno Koné made the announcement at a press conference in Abidjan. MTN Cote d’Ivoire CEO Wim Vanhelleputte believes WACS...
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