IT News Africa: South Atlantic Cable System: A Paradigm Shift For Africa’s Telecommunications Sector

While Africa has traditionally been able to ‘leap frog’ the poor landline infrastructure on the continent by using mobile technology, the rapid rise of mobile devises and demand for broadband is pushing current infrastructure to its limits. In fact, the African market has one of the highest growth rates regarding the utilisation of the internet. With the world’s network of fiber optic cables doing most of the heavy lifting to keep information flowing around the world, providing a direct undersea link between Africa and South America has become a necessity for the region’s expanding data requirements.

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