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The going live of the WIOCC- EASSy cable marks the launch of the largest cable system serving sub-Saharan Africa. The cable, which has gone live in all the EASSy countries, connects Africa to the rest of the world.

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Chris Wood, WIOCC’s CEO, interviewed in March about the rollout of EASSy and its impact on the market for international capacity in eastern Africa…

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Completed on time and on budget, WIOCC’s EASSy (East African Submarine System) cable now enables the affordable, reliable delivery of faster internet access for African users and enhanced voice and data services for the international marketplace.

EASSy capacity is not the same as capacity on other systems… but why not?
At EASSy, we are firmly committed to providing customers with affordable, high-speed, fibre-optic connectivity into and within the eastern and southern half of Africa. EASSy is the highest capacity system serving sub-Saharan Africa, with more than 10Tbps, 2 fibre-pair configuration. It is the first to deliver direct connectivity between east Africa and Europe / North America. It is also the only system with built-in resilience end-to-end. EASSy interconnects with multiple international submarine cable networks for diverse, seamless onward connectivity to Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. EASSy is a 10,000km submarine fibre-optic cable system deployed along the east and south coast of Africa to service the voice, data, video and internet needs of the region. It links South Africa with Sudan via landing points in Mozambique, Madagascar, the Comoros, Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia and Djibouti. The cable incorporates the latest developments in submarine fibre-optic technology, making it economical to connect the eastern and southern coast of Africa into the high-speed global telecommunications network. The system is owned and operated by a group of 16 African (92%) and international (8%) telecommunications operators and service providers. EASSy is the highest capacity system serving sub-Saharan Africa, with more than 10Tbps, 2 fibre-pair configuration. It is the first to deliver direct connectivity between eastern Africa and Europe / North America. It is also the only system with built-in resilience end-to-end. EASSy interconnects with multiple international submarine cable networks for diverse, seamless onward connectivity to Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. In a related project, investors in the EASSy system are building terrestrial fibre backhauls to link the land-locked countries of the region to the cable. Following the completion of the construction of EASSy in April 2010, the system owners have carried out extensive and rigorous tests to ensure that the system meets the highest international standards. The EASSy system has entered commercial service since 13 July 2010.
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Chris has led WIOCC since start-up, building it from an unknown fledgling organisation that sold capacity on EASSy (the East Africa Submarine Cable System), into the leading wholesaler of high-speed, international bandwidth for Africa. WIOCC currently seamlessly links more than 55,000km of terrestrial fibre to 40,000km of submarine fibre-optic cable, offering carriers affordable, reliable connectivity to over 500 locations across 30 African countries and more than 700 cities in 70 countries globally.

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But South Africa's Telkom, which is involved in both Sat3 and Eassy, says the existing cable has already made a big difference to internet connections.

Eassy has failed to answer questions from the BBC News website about the concerns raised.

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Eassy management committee chairman Chris Wood says in a statement that since Eassy entered service in 2010, there has been “enormous growth in demand for capacity on the system”.