IEEE Tech Alert
2 July 2003
Nigeria's High-Speed Cable -- A Well-Kept Secret?
The submarine SAT-3 fiber-optic cable, laid at a cost of US
$640 million, links 15 African countries and connects them
to the wider world, offering enough capacity to handle 5.8
million calls simultaneously. Yet when a Spectrum staffer
visited the cable's Nigerian landfall in Lagos, he found
that few potential users knew about it, and those who did
were having trouble obtaining access. A representative of
the Nigerian company that owns rights to the cable told
Spectrum of ambitious plans, but others said they feel
the company is incompetent.
See "No Seats at the Table for Nigeria's Big-Bandwidth
Party?" by Harry Goldstein:
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