What is EASSy?
The cable incorporates some of the latest developments in submarine fibre-optic technology and is the highest capacity system on the eastern seaboard.
EASSy not only provides connectivity throughout southern and eastern Africa, but also interconnects with multiple international submarine cable networks for diverse, seamless onward connectivity to Europe, USA, Middle East and Asia.
- Ready for service July 2010
- 2 fibre pairs (59 wavelengths)
- Interconnecting 30 African countries and a range of international destinations
- Largest number of landing stations (9)
- Mtunzini, South Africa
- Maputo, Mozambique
- Toliary, Madagascar
- Moroni, Comoros
- Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
- Mombasa, Kenya
- Mogadishu, Somalia
- Djibouti, Djibouti
- Port Sudan, Sudan
- Connects to the largest network of national African fibre backbones
- The only East African system to be based on a collapsed loop architecture providing resilience against equipment and branch failure
- At $263m, EASSy has the lowest cost base of any submarine cable with multiple landings on the east coast