This news made me want to cry big fat tears of joy! Something South Africans have all heard about, experienced while travelling, and if you're like me, dreamed of for years now: inexpensive REAL broadband! People, this is the real thing, I repeat, this is not a drill! Check it out:
2009 target for undersea fibre optic link
Seacom has awarded the SEA Cable System supply contract to Tyco Telecommunications, a business unit of Tyco Electronics. The 13 000km project will involve the construction of the undersea fiber optic network providing high capacity bandwidth connectivity between South Africa, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, India, the Middle East and Europe.