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Excitement about the arrival of the biggest transport system in sub-Saharan Africa has built over recent months – it has been reported that EASSy has more capacity than every satellite in the world combined – and this has resulted in a great many articles about WIOCC and EASSy appearing in the media, particularly over recent weeks.

Chris Wood has been interviewed by many TV channels – including the one highlighted earlier in the blog.

Here is a small selection of recent press articles:

Coastweek: East Africa Submarine System fibre cable goes ‘live’ across Africa

July 2010 – The East Africa Submarine System ( Eassy) went live on Friday, finalising the construction programme that began in Maputo, Mozambique, in December 2009…

MyBroadband: EASSy live on Friday

14 July 2010 – EASSy set to go live on Friday, offering 1.4 Tbps capacity and terminating at nine points…

PowerSource Online: WIOCC Revolutionises Global Communication with Eastern & Southern Africa

July 2010 – New submarine fiber-optic cable system to provide reliable, high-speed, low-cost communication with 21 African countries and transform the business model for broadband connectivity to and from the region…

CIO Magazine: Alcatel hands over EASSy to WIOCC

23 July 2010 – Wednesday evening saw the handing over of the East Africa Submarine Cable System(EASSy) to its shareholders from Alcatel-Lucent. The ceremony was presided over by Samuel Poghisio, Kenya’s…

BizTechAfrica: EASSy officially handed over

20 July 2010 – The WIOCC- EASSy cable was formally handed over to the WIOCC Board by the sub-contractors, Alcatel Submarine Networks, at a WIOCC board meeting in Nairobi this week…

ITNewsAfrica: WIOCC-EASSy cable ready for business

23 July 2010 – Just seven months after commencing cable construction and installation, and following a comprehensive program of testing, the WIOCC-EASSy cable is now complete, has gone live and is ready…

SFGate: East African Fiber-Optic Cable Linking 20 Countries Goes Live

15 July 2010 –  The East African Submarine System, a fiber-optic cable that will provide greater access to high-speed Internet and mobile-phone data services in 20 African nations, was switched on today, the operator said…

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