The Google Equiano cable was recently brought ashore north of Cape Town

Liquid Dataport, a a subsidiary of Cassava Technologies (formerly Liquid Telecom Group) has acquired a pair of fiber-to-fiber cables on Equiano, a new Google-owned submarine cable connecting South Africa and Europe along the west coast of Africa.

It said the cables give Liquid access to 12 Tbps of bandwidth over the new internet cable, which will be ready for commercial use by the end of the year.

“The additional capacity augments Liquid Dataport’s existing pan-African fiber-to-Africa network, global satellite connection and submarine cable backbone,” the company said, adding that it expects the cable to lower internet prices and improve the quality of internet connections to South Africa and beyond sub-Saharan African markets.

The Equiano submarine cable has landing stations in Sesimbra (Portugal), Lome (Togo), Lagos (Nigeria), Swakopmund (Namibia), Saint Helena and Melkbasstrand (South Africa).

Read: Google Equiano’s Giant Internet Cable Lands in South Africa

Equiano’s cable system will be available in all African data centers and will give Liquid Dataport customers access to a large amount of capacity at a reduced price, the company added. (Africa Data Centers is also a subsidiary of Cassava Technologies.)

Read: Wiocc sees big opportunities when Equiano, 2Africa cables come online

“Liquid Dataport plans to connect Equiano’s landing stations to its East-West network across Africa, further strengthening its global IP route between Asia, Africa and the US,” it said. – © 2022 NewsCentral Media

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