EASSy 100 Gigabit upgrade – Telkom “active participant”

Telkom announced in a press statement on Monday, 24 March 2014, that it is an active participant in the latest upgrades to the East African Submarine System the (EASSy).

The EASSy consortium recently announced that they will soon deploy 100 gigabit-per-second technology to enable a carry capacity in excess of 10 Terabits per second.

EASSy is implemented in a protected ring configuration linking eight countries on the East Coast of Africa from Sudan to South Africa, Telkom said.

“Telkom embraces this innovation and progress by supporting this EASSy upgrade for an additional 400Gbps capacity. This will ensure an enrichment of the high-speed and seamless connectivity that is experienced by our valued customers,” said Casper Chihaka, managing executive for Telkom Wholesale.

“We have ownership in EASSy, WACS, EIG, S3WS, SMW3 and the Columbus–3 cable systems,” Chihaka said.

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