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New subsea cable to provide alternate Asia-Africa route

Created June 12, 2017

A new submarine cable system, IOX Cable System, will enhance communications capabilities along the more than 8,850 km of its route between India and South Africa. When laid, the new fibre system will provide the first open cable in Mauritius, and connect for the first time the island of Rodrigues.  Providing an ultimate design capacity of over 13 Tb/s per fibre pair, the system will also deliver  connectivity to current and future undersea cables on the east and west coast of Africa, and operate as a gateway to the continent and as a new alternate route between Asia and Africa.

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