Undersea Fibre-Optic Cable Nears East African Coast

The wait for the landing of an undersea fibre-optic cable to boost communication in the region could be coming to fruition as indications point that one arm is almost at the East African coast.Officials at SEACOM, an undersea cable partly funded by East African countries, have announced that the first portions of the cable are now resting on the seabed of the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea.The 15, 000-kilometre Sea Cable System (SEACOM) is valued at US$650 million.To read this report in East African Business Week in full, see:
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