The submarine and terrestrial cable network that conducts contemporary data traffic is continuing to grow. Vublog has gathered together a collection of articles dedicated to 5 new projects in the pipeline. The most important of which is Africa-1, designed to serve the strategic African market by connecting it to the Middle East and Asia.
Africa-1, light and shadow
By the end of 2017, Africa will be served by a new submarine cable named Africa-1. As outlined by the website Developing Telecoms, the infrastructure will be built by a consortium of 5 companies: MTN Group, PCCW Global, Saudi Telecom Company, Telecom Egypt and Telkom South Africa. The cable, which is 12,000 km in length, will connect the African continent to the Middle East and South East Asia. Some experts, however, say that the investment would not be necessary, as reported by the Business Tech portal.
Liquid Telecom invests in Africa
Liquid Telecom has also chosen to invest, through its subsidiary Sea Liquid, in the development of the African telecommunications infrastructures. The Communications Africa website discusses the proposed construction of a new submarine cable directly to the Middle East, a very congested but extremely profitable segment.
AAE-1 arrives in Italy
As reported by Data Manager Online, Bari is now one of the official landing points for cable AAE-1, the digital highway connecting Asia and Europe. This operation places Italy along one of the most important routes for data traffic routing.
Telstra, Australia’s industry leading mobile company, has announced 4 new projects for the expansion of its fibre optic network in Asia, as reported by the IT News website. The initiatives involve both the terrestrial and submarine networks.
Amazon, the online commerce giant, is taking on the infrastructure investment challenge, announcing its intention to construct a submarine cable that allows it to strengthen its cloud services by 2018. The project, described by Data Center Knowledgeis ambitious: 14,000 km connecting Australia and North America, via the Pacific Ocean.