Liquid Telecom’s new undersea cable with speeds of up to 30Tbps

Liquid Telecom has started a project to build a new subsea cable linking South Africa to the Middle East.

By - December 15, 2015 Share on LinkedIn
Liquid Telecom

Liquid Sea, a subsidiary of Liquid Telecom, has started a project to build a new subsea cable linking South Africa to the Middle East, with further connectivity to Europe.

Liquid Telecom CEO Nic Rudnick said international companies involved in the construction of submarine cables have been asked to tender for the project.

The cable will run approximately 10,000km from South Africa to the Middle East, and will connect to Liquid Telecom’s pan-African terrestrial network.

The project has already been funded, and will take 2 years to complete.

Liquid Sea will offer speeds of 20Tbps to 30Tbps – up to 10 times the capacity of existing submarine cables in the region.

The new submarine cable is expected to connect all coastal countries along the east coast of Africa, and provide new connectivity to the Middle East and Europe.

It will also leverage Liquid Telecom’s terrestrial fibre network to provide connectivity to landlocked countries on the continent.

More on undersea cable systems

SEACOM brings fibre Internet and cloud services to African businesses

Seacom less than 5% used

Share your thoughts

Join the conversation

Connect with Us

androidappletwitterfacebookgoogleplusfeednewsletter

Poll

Do you regularly use Uber?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

Verashni Pillay named as editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post SA

The Huffington Post

Media24 announced that Verashni Pillay, currently editor-in-chief of the Mail & Guardian, has been appointed editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post SA.

How the WITS student voting will work

WITS

WITS University will run a poll to gauge the thoughts of staff and students on the resumption of the academic programme on Monday.

ANC not protecting Hlaudi Motsoeneng – Mthembu

ANC

Hlaudi Motsoeneng does not enjoy the protection of the ANC, nor has the party deployed him to the public broadcaster, chief whip Jackson Mthembu said

The best ADSL ISP in South Africa

South Africa ISPs

The latest MyBroadband survey results reveal which Internet Service Provider ranked top in South Africa based on consumer feedback.

Free MyBroadband Newsletter
×