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Video: SEACOM cable upgrade

September 27, 2011  »  VideoNo Comment

Standard Group Kenya’s KTN Business recently aired a video segment on Seacom’s planned upgrade of its undersea cable to cope with growing demand on the eastern seaboard of Africa. Mark Simpson, the new Chief Executive Officer at SEACOM, says that the advent of 4G services will mean that additional demand for broadband will flourish in the near future. He also adds:

  • a major challenge of SEACOM is reliability of the fiber-optic cable
  • partners must understand maintenance and security challenges of fibre
  • Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania government & private consortia should be watched closely – could be promising example for others