Botswana And Namibia Launches 14,000 Km Underground Sea Cable Links

Posted on Jun 27 2012 - 12:46pm by Editorial Staff

Human IPO is reporting that African countries Botswana and Namibia has launched their links to the 14,000 kilometre underground sea cable, which is expected to provide speeds of up to 5.12 terabits per second. The cable went live in Namibia last month, and stretches down the west coast of Africa. President Hifikepunye Pohamba said, “Information and communication technology is an important factor for Namibia and will open doors for socio-economic development.”

Botswana President Ian Khama, said: “The US$750 million fiber optic submarine West African Cable System (WACS) will be a great benefit for Botswana and also brings both our countries closer,” and will provide faster Internet, is expected to lower the connectivity rates significantly.

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