Tag: africa

YAPAUC – Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) Cable

Yet Another Planned African Undersea Cable (YAPAUC).  As 2008 draws to a close, I can’t help but reflect in amazement at the rash of announcements in the last year of  planned undersea fibre-optic cables around the African continent.  If only...

/ 31 December 2008

Digital Native Uprising

There was a bit of a buzz in the news this week about Don Tapscott’s new book “Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing the World“.  If you’re a bit of a podcast addict like me, there’s an...

/ 21 November 2008

Undersea Cables Update

I’ve now moved the African Undersea Cables map to a permanent page that I will update as new information emerges.  The latest revision includes updates of: the EASSy cable to reflect its growth to 1.4 terabits the TEAMS cable to...

/ 16 October 2008

Sub-saharan Africa Undersea Cables in 2010 – maybe

So what might the undersea cable environment for sub-Saharan Africa look like by the end of 2010? Perhaps it will look a bit like this: If anyone has a proposed map for Uhurunet and Main One, I would love to...

/ 10 July 2008

Seacom Sets Date, Reveals Pricing

Seacom has emerged as a clear front runner in the African undersea cable stakes. They are the first initiative to declare a completion date, 17 June 2009 (after which cable company Tyco will incur performance penalties). More impressively they have...

/ 19 February 2008