Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Tyco Telecom to Complete SEACOM Marine Survey Around Africa

Tyco Telecommunications, a business unit of Tyco Electronics and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology and marine services, announced today it was awarded the SEACOM marine survey by Herakles Telecom, LLC. The 13,000 km marine survey commences the development of the undersea fiber optic network which will provide high capacity bandwidth connectivity between South Africa, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, India and Europe.

SEACOM intends to develop, construct, own and operate a privately funded submarine fiber optic cable to be commissioned in the first quarter of 2009. The SEA Cable System is being designed with a nominal capacity of 1,280 Gbps comprised of two fiber pairs.