Posted on 03.09.2010 - 09:00 UTC in SUBSEA TELECOMS NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links
The WIOCC-EASSy fibre optic cable went live on Friday July 16th, marking the final completion of a very successful construction program which started in Maputo, Mozambique in December 2009.
All the Eassy landing stations have been completed, tested and are fully operational.
CEO of WIOCC, Chris Wood, said "EASSy will be the first east coast system to connect on a direct route to Europe, making it the lowest latency system for traffic to key internet peering points in Europe and North America".
EASSy will add to the diversity of cable systems and increase competition for sub-sea connectivity in the region and bring much needed resilience to the networks of the region's telecoms operators.