Thursday May 28 the first fibre optic cable connecting Europe with India and Africa was announced complete as it reached Mtunzini, near Durban in South Africa. The 17000 km long cable will be undergoing tests before its commercial launch on June 27th. On its way from Europe and India it connects in Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique as well as Madagascar, opening the door to the 1.2 Terabit or 1280 Megabit cable, creating vast new opportunities.
The way development is expected is that rather than prices dropping, bandwidth will instead increase, thus in effect cheaper access to high speed. According to research, East Africa has had more than 1000% increase in internet users the last 8 years, so this is a timely breakthrough.
Access is also anticipated for landlocked nations like Uganda, where fibre optic cables have been deployed through the infrastructures of power companies.
In the months and years to come, opportunities will arise to utilize this for great initiatives that will bless the African continent. It is time to be creative and innovate!