Cape Verde Joins West Africa Cable System

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Cape Verde is set to be connected to the new West Africa Cable System (WACS) along the coast of Africa. This new system will boost bandwith capacity for the islands and keep the country connected to the rest of the world when other systems go down. Cape Verde Telecom has now signed two deals to be part of the WACS cable and secure a Cape Verde landing for the project.
The 14,000 kilometer-long WACS aims to increase the bandwith capacity throughout West Africa and is expected to be ready in 2011. The system has plans to have landing points in South Africa, Namibia, Angola, the Congo Kinshasa (DRC), Cameroon, Nigeria, Togo, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Cape Verde, Canary Islands, Portugal and the UK, but not all of these are officially signed on as yet.
This will be second undersea telecom cable connection to the rest of the world for Cape Verde, in addition to the current Atlantis II fiber optic cable. The single cable has occasionally left the archipelago disconnected from the rest of the world, and the new cable will help to avoid that in the future.
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