Recently fiber optic cable in Africa and Europe will have a positive effect on Internet access and the quality of service offered to them.
A company earlier this week has announced the complete upgrades on the West of Africa Cable System (WACS), the largest of the submarine cables directly linked from Africa to Europe, using a 100G solution that will surely increase network connections and efficiency.
It will have the Digital Line Segment (DLS) between Africa and Portugal, WACS is one of the longest 100G submarine links in the current industry, and it is going to serve 14 countries and 11 of them are in Africa. The upgrade has a special design to guarantee the performance of 100 GB/s channels with 10 GB/s channels on the current networks in order to use the available optical spectrum.
The WACS upgrade comes a month after a private company announced that in conjunction with the Africa Coast to Europe consortium, the ACE cable link from Contour, Benin, to Tenerife, Spain, will be completed. The connection stations in Benin and Tenerife is part of the second phase of deployment of the ACE submarine cable, which now serves about 15 countries as well as Portugal and France as well.