The Crash of Broadband Price in Africa – WACS Cable Lands South Africa

Vanguard reports that the West Africa Cable System (WACS) cable is nearing home. This simply means that very soon the price of broadband access will crash. If that happens, Africa will be in the next phase of web connectivity. Let it happen and let it happen quickly. This project is perhaps one of the vital instruments that will spur economic growth and prosperity in the region. We cannot wait.


Millions of MTN subscribers across the continent are inching closer to receiving a broadband windfall following the successful landing of the West Africa Cable System (WACS) cable off the west coast of South Africa this week.

The cable landed at Yzerfontein along the west coast of the Western Cape. …..


WACS is a 14, 000 kilometre -ong fibre optic submarine cable with a capacity of 5.12 terabits per second (tbps), spanning the west coast of Africa and terminating in the United Kingdom. It is expected to enable seamless connectivity among countries in Southern and West Africa with the rest of Europe and America.

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