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Paratus and Telecom Namibia announce Equiano touchdown in Namibia

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The Equiano subsea web cable has been introduced ashore in Namibia just below 18 months after the February 2021 announcement that Paratus Group, along with Telecom Namibia, had been chosen to construct the cable touchdown station (CLS) for Equiano.


Paratus, a supplier of a full-service community spanning the African continent, accomplished the constructing of the CLS in September final 12 months. The interior match – together with energy, cabling cupboards, conduits, raceways, cages and safety – was accomplished in January 2022.

As soon as Equiano, a non-public worldwide cable owned by Google, turns into absolutely operational in This autumn this 12 months, it’s anticipated to ship as much as 20 occasions extra capability than was beforehand obtainable in Namibia.

Paratus cites a current financial impression evaluation, carried out by Africa Apply and Genesis Analytics and commissioned by Google, that recommend that Equiano’s arrival in Namibia is ready to extend web speeds by over 2.5 occasions; improve web penetration by 7.5% within the subsequent three years; and act as a catalyst for appreciable development, job creation and sustainability.

As the present CEO of Paratus Group, Barney Harmse, explains: “Namibia has larger web connection ranges – at 40.5% in contrast with a median of 29% for sub-Saharan African international locations – however has relied upon the West Africa Cable System (WACS) for its worldwide connectivity till now.”

He continues: “The touchdown of the Equiano cable will considerably improve Namibia’s worldwide bandwidth capability as it’s 4 occasions larger than WACS. This won’t solely guarantee higher stability of connectivity within the nation, but additionally decrease latency and better speeds in international transmission of information.”

That is one other milestone for this bold cable mission. In April we reported that WIOCC had landed Google’s Equiano subsea cable in Lagos, Nigeria.

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