Thursday, October 16, 2008

East African Internet Capacity To Double

EASSy more than doubles its network design capacity

OCTOBER 15, 2008 -- Alcatel-Lucent (search for Alcatel-Lucent) has signed a contract with the East Africa Submarine Cable System (EASSy) consortium to more than double the design capacity of the optical submarine cable network landing in East Africa. EASSy will now be able to deliver a regional capacity of 1.4 Tbits/sec, the highest capacity in the region.

The EASSy submarine cable network will provide connectivity across the continent to support the increase in local traffic from both traditional and new broadband services. Additionally, with interconnection to other submarine cable systems to the north and south, this project will provide an international gateway.