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World Wide Cable Systems

Long-haul Networks and Undersea Cable Systems

Cable Systems in Africa

  1. Atlantis-2 - Atlantis-2
  2. Seacom - SEACOM/Tata TGN-Eurasia
  3. EASSy - Eastern Africa Submarine System (EASSy)
  4. TEAMs - The East African Marine System (TEAMS)
  5. WACS - West African Cable System (WACS)
  6. SAT-3/WASC - SAT-3/WASC
  7. MainOne - Main One
  8. GLO1 - GLO-1
  9. ACE - Africa Coast to Europe (ACE)
  10. SAex - South Atlantic Express (SAEx)
  11. WASACE - WASACE Africa / RFS: March 2015

Restoration Route using Atlantis 2

  1. In system (MON-DAK)
  2. Dakar-ACE to Dakar-ATL2 (Atlantis 2)
  3. Portugal-Senegal (ATL2)
  4. Lisboa-ACE to Lisboa-ATL2

Restoration Route using SAT-3/WACS

  1. In system (MON-ABJ)
  2. Abidjan-ACE to ABIDJAN-SAT-3/WACS
  3. South Africa - Abidjan (SAT-3/WACS)
  4. South Africa- SAT-3/WACS to xxxxxxxxx
Atlantis-2 (ATL2)

RFS: February 2000
Cable Length: 8,500 km

Owners: Embratel, Deutsche Telekom, Telecom Italia Sparkle, Telecom Argentina, Telefonica, Portugal Telecom, France Telecom, Telefónica Larga Distancia de Puerto Rico, AT&T, Belgacom, KT, SingTel, Sprint, Tata Communications, Verizon Business, TPSA, BT
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Landing Points

Dakar, Senegal
El Médano, Canary Islands, Spain
Fortaleza, Brazil
Las Toninas, Argentina
Lisbon, Portugal
Praia, Cape Verde

Africa Coast to Europe (ACE)

RFS: December 2012
Cable Length: 17,000 km

Owners: France Telecom, Portugal Telecom, Cote d'Ivoire Telecom, Gambia Submarine Cable Company, Expresso Telecom, Orange Cameroun, Sonatel, Cable Consortium of Liberia, STP Cabo, International Mauritania Telecom, Republic of Gabon, Orange Mali, Orange Niger, Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Sierra Leone Cable Company, Guinéenne de Large Bande

Landing Points

  • Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (Trunk)(Microwave Backhaul to cable system (SAT-3/WACS)
  • Accra, Ghana
  • Banjul, Gambia
  • Bata, Equatorial Guinea
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Conakry, Guinea (Microwave Backhaul Potential)
  • Cotonou, Benin
  • Dakar, Senegal (Trunk & NOC)
  • Freetown, Sierra Leone (Microwave Backhual Potential)
  • Kribi, Cameroon
  • Lagos, Nigeria
  • Libreville, Gabon
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Luanda, Angola
  • Monrovia, Liberia
  • Muanda, Congo, Dem. Rep.
  • Nouakchott, Mauritania
  • Penmarch, France
  • Santana, Sao Tome and Principe
  • Swakopmund, Namibia
  • Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain


West African Cable System (WACS)

RFS: May 2012
Cable Length: 14,916 km

Owners: Broadband Infraco, Telkom South Africa, Vodacom, MTN Group, Tata Communications, Togo Telecom, Telecom Namibia, Office Congolais de Poste et Télécommunication, Congo Telecom, Portugal Telecom, Angola Cables, Cape Verde Telecom, Vodafone Espana, Vodafone, Neotel


Landing Points

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Accra, Ghana
El Goro, Canary Islands, Spain
Highbridge, United Kingdom
Lagos, Nigeria
Limbe, Cameroon
Lome, Togo
Muanda, Congo, Dem. Rep.
Palmarejo, Cape Verde
Point Noire, Congo, Rep.
Sangano, Angola
Seixal, Portugal
Swakopmund, Namibia
Yzerfontein, South Africa


Cables of Interest in West Africa


RFS: April 2002
Cable Length: 14,350 km

Owners: Telkom South Africa, Tata Communications, AT&T, BT, Camtel, Angola Telecom, Ghana Telecommunications Company, Mauritius Telecom, Verizon Business, Nitel, OPT, Belgacom, Sprint, SingTel, KPN, REACH, France Telecom, Telecom Italia Sparkle, Telecom Namibia, Telekom Malaysia, Telefonica, China Telecom, Chunghwa, Cote d'Ivoire Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, Maroc Telecom, KT, Portugal Telecom, PCCW, Telstra, Cytaglobal, Neotel, Vodafone


Landing Points

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Accra, Ghana
Alta Vista, Canary Islands, Spain
Cacuaco, Angola
Cotonou, Benin
Dakar, Senegal
Douala, Cameroon
Lagos, Nigeria
Libreville, Gabon
Melkbosstrand, South Africa
Sesimbra, Portugal



RFS: October 2010
Cable Length: 9,800 km

Owners: Globacom Limited

Landing Points

Accra, Ghana
Bude, United Kingdom
Lagos, Nigeria

Main One

RFS: July 2010
Cable Length: 7,000 km
Owners: Main One Cable Company


Landing Points

Accra, Ghana
Lagos, Nigeria
Seixal, Portugal