Submarine cable links East Africa to Europe

Submarine cable links East Africa to Europe

MOMBASA (Kenya): East Africa has taken a big step toward joining the wired world with the launch of the first undersea fibreoptic cable linking Europe to one of the world’s poorest regions.

Telecoms companies Seacom and Cisco Systems said in a statement that the start of broadband services will make fast Internet cheaper and more accessible in places like Kenya.

Seacom working ath the sea-shore
Seacom working ath the sea-shore

Seacom’s Brian Herhily says the launch marks the “dawn of a new era for communications between the continent and the rest of the world.”

The 17,000km cable allows information to be sent at speeds of 1.28 terabytes per second, fast enough to stream high-definition video. It connects Djibouti, Madagascar, Mozambique, Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania to India and Europe.

Southern and Western Africa already have broadband services.

As the West has grown used to taking streaming video and Internet phone calls for granted, Africa has remained far behind.

The Indian Ocean’s east African seabed is the only one in the world without a submarine fibreoptic cable, forcing the region to rely heavily on limited and expensive satellite links.

The International Telecommunication Union sees businesses such as the Internet cafes as leading the growth in Internet use and services in Africa. — AP

Source : TheStar

July Update From DataKL Hosting

This month we are very busy upgrading our servers to suPHP. The task is near completion and most sites are now running with suPHP.
Php is now running as user and all files will be owned by the user. So say goodbye to “nobody” owned files. You will no longer have to deal with operation not permitted when attempting to delete nobody owned files.


Hardware wise, we are also converting our servers to RAID1 setup. This will be done by stages. This will increase our server reliability and speed.

Raid 1 Setup
Raid 1 Setup

We will also use third drive as Cpanel backup that keep daily, weekly and monthly backup in case you need to revert. We will put up a notice in the client area in case your web site will be relocated to the new server.

We would like to thank our customers and resellers, thanks for your support, sorry do not give out free calendars or movie tickets just to show our appreciation to. We say by upgrading our network, servers and service.