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Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Subsea telecommunications cable connecting south Asia, east Africa to include Egypt

A Huawei Technologies-Global Marine Systems joint venture will begin conducting the route survey for a new subsea telecommunications cable connecting south Asia and east Africa that will eventually be extended to reach Egypt and South Africa, Data Center Dynamics reports. The cable relies on technology “used to increase bandwidth on fiber networks by transmitting multiple signals at once, at different wavelengths but on the same fiber.” The first phase of the project, which will see a 6,200-km-long cable extended from Pakistan to Djibouti, Somalia, and Kenya, should be complete by 2019’s end. It remains unclear when the cable will be extended to Egypt.

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