New undersea cable to link South Africa to the US

Jamie McKane

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New undersea cable to link South Africa to the US

SAEx has signed an agreement with Alcatel Submarine Networks to commence desktop study, permitting and survey activities for a new 25,000km submarine network cable linking Asia, South Africa, and America.

This project aims to provide capacity and redundancy for bandwidth-hungry markets around the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
 

Inertia

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Can we expect a drop in latency to the US? I remember reading somewhere that it will never come below 100ms or thereabouts, due to the distance.
 

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Can we expect a drop in latency to the US? I remember reading somewhere that it will never come below 100ms or thereabouts, due to the distance.
Never?
Hardly.
Same was said about the connection speeds we have today.

Eventually some technology will negate latency completely.
Whether we will be around when that technology is invented is the question
 

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Never?
Hardly.
Same was said about the connection speeds we have today.

Eventually some technology will negate latency completely.
Whether we will be around when that technology is invented is the question
You are insisting that we can travel faster than the speed of light, which is pretty much impossible. Light can go only as quickly as light can go, no matter what you do.
 

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Wonder what the ping to the South American Fortnite servers will be with these cables
 

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Never?
Hardly.
Same was said about the connection speeds we have today.

Eventually some technology will negate latency completely.
Whether we will be around when that technology is invented is the question
When we negate latency... We aren't bound to this planet anymore... Or solar system or even galaxy.
 

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I like this.
We need more connectivity.
We need more local connectivity. Been hearing about the benefits since the days of Eassy and Seacom but most of the benefits never materialised for us.

You are insisting that we can travel faster than the speed of light, which is pretty much impossible. Light can go only as quickly as light can go, no matter what you do.
That's only a hypothesis. There's no reason it should apply to the non physical like information transfer and quantum entanglement is a real phenomenon. Besides for that we have seen quantum tunneling where light does not have to travel the entire distance.
 

Swa

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In order to do that the laws of physics and the universe as we know it will have to be completely changed!

Fsck the interwebs comments are never boring.
We don't know the laws of physics. Heck they're still searching for 'dark' matter that isn't there.
 
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