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The EASSy cable landings at Moroni, the Comores and Mombasa, Kenya generated a huge amount of interest, both locally and internationally.
Here are some additional photos of the landing events:
The opportunity to observe the landing of a submarine cable is for many a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The VIPs at EASSy’s Mombasa landing absorbed every moment…
Not only did they get to observe; they actually had the chance to pull the cable ashore. Isn’t it amazing to think that the cable in their hands is capable of carrying 1.4Tbps of data – and most of what you can see is the protective covering!!
The Ile de Sein landed in Moroni on 23rd March 2010, bringing international high-speed, fibre-optic connectivity to the Comores for the first time, and connecting the islands into the global super-highway.
Over 9,300km of the EASSy cable has now been laid… next stop: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
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