Liquid deploys Mauritius Telecom T3 subsea cable
Cassava Technologies-owned Liquid Intelligent Technologies has successfully installed the Mauritius Telecom T3 subsea cable connecting Mauritius to South Africa.
This cable has been deployed at Liquid’s landing facility in Amanzimtoti, south of Durban and will bring connectivity stability and redundancy between the two countries.
In a statement, Liquid said the T3 cable consists of four fibre pairs, with a design capacity of 13.5 Tbps per fibre pair and 54 Tbps for the whole system.
With this, the company said it is bringing a critical increase in the availability of high-speed and reliable Internet connectivity for economies in the Indian Ocean islands to South Africa.
Deon Geyser, CEO of Liquid Intelligent Technologies SA, said: "This is yet another milestone achieved by Liquid SA as we continue to provide access to high-speed connectivity, the backbone for the country’s businesses to operate and succeed in this digitally transformed business environment.
“Through our partnerships in multiple sea cables like Equiano, METISS, EASSy and even with the T3 cable system, we have ensured that South Africans and businesses alike can leverage their business needs using cost-effective, low-latency internet to serve their business-critical connectivity needs".
In addition to bringing reliable Internet connectivity to South Africa, this partnership will also have a positive impact by stimulating economic growth and contributing to the development of the community, creating job opportunities, said Liquid.