TE SubCom selected as supplier for SAEx cable

31 October 2012 |


eFive Telecoms has selected TE SubCom as cable supplier for the South Atlantic Express (SAEx) route between South Africa and Brazil.

SAEx consists of two 80x100Gbps fibre pairs over 9,900km of cable. The route will connect Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Mtunzini with a spur to St Helena Island, before connecting on to Fortaleza, Brazil. There will also be a branching unit to enable further connectivity to west Africa.

"SAEx will provide the most direct routing and lowest latency from South Africa to the Americas as well as high-speed communications between east and west, placing South Africa at the hub of this network, whilst enhancing the connectivity and reliability of the global submarine cable network" said Ros Thomas, CEO of eFive.

The cable will provide a wet link between submarine systems running down southern Africa’s east and west coasts and enhance South Africa’s connectivity by offering a clear differentiation from existing cables, according to eFive.