Undersea Cable Market – Africa & Middle East

Undersea Cable Market – Africa & Middle East


What is an undersea network cable and who uses them?

Subsea or submarine cables are fibre optic cables that connect countries across the world via cables laid on the ocean floor. These cables are often thousands of miles in length, and they are able to transmit huge amounts of data rapidly from one country to another.

How much does an underwater cable cost?

Subsea cable systems costs are about 30k$ to 50k$ per kilometre. There are approximately 400 publicly disclosed undersea cable systems and are mostly owned by telecommunications companies.

Cable Market – Africa & Middle East

Three significant submarine ventures conveying unserved capacity limit and throughput across Africa and the Middle East have been uncovered, fulfilling flooding advanced requests provincially, as well as cost-effectively developing the network to Europe, America, and Southeast Asia.

EASSy, the 10,000km submarine link framework navigating Africa’s east and south drifts, is currently utilising Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme, fuelled by WaveLogic 5 Extreme cognisant optical innovation, to build limit and execution in sub-Saharan Africa. With the new organisation, EASSy is multiplying network limit from 18Tbps to 36Tbps across the framework to keep up with pace with unquenchable and continuous transfer speed development.

By utilising its most recent innovation, Ciena said EASSy is adding insight and productivity to its link framework, augmenting fibre limit and significantly decreasing the shipped cost per bit. The organisation is overseen by Ciena’s Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) area regulator. By taking on a product driven, computerised approach, EASSy is supposed to have the option to acquire the greatest functional capability and administration dexterity while decreasing operational expense.

Additionally in Africa, Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a business of Cassava Technologies, has obtained a fibre pair on the Equiano subsea link, permitting it to move traffic up to 12 Tbps, acquiring a genuinely necessary increment to the global network in Western and Southern Africa. Liquid said the Equiano link framework will address the developing requirement for web limit, supporting cloud administrations in both seaside and landlocked nations on the mainland.

The Equiano subsea link will connect Africa to Europe through the West Coast of Africa later in 2022, It has arrivals arranged in Sesimbra (Portugal), Lomé (Togo), Lagos (Nigeria), Swakopmund (Namibia), Rupert’s Bay (Saint Helena) and Melkbosstrand (South Africa). With its leading technology Liquid is sure that it can offer reliable media communications and cloud administrations to more than 1.3 billion individuals across communities in Africa.

With the ever-expanding network and cable market developing rapidly, there is no doubt that technology across the world is speeding up and developing, countries that have previously had limited access to the internet and telecommunications will be brought in to the 21st century tech world.

Date: May 2, 2022

Author: Morris

Inspired to improve your IT? Get in Touch!

Contact Us

Check out our social media: