WACS (West Africa Cable System)


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Nov 22, 2010
WACS (West Africa Cable System) is an under-construction submarine communications cable linking South Africa with the United Kingdom along the west coast of Africa which is being constructed by Alcatel-Lucent. The cable is 14,000 km in length, linking from Yzerfontein in the Western Cape of South Africa to London in the United Kingdom. It has 15 terminal stations along the western coast of Africa. The total cost for the cable system is $600 million. MTN Group has invested $90 million in the cable making it the largest investor, and in return will receive 11% of the initial capacity of the cable.

Source: Wikipedia