Internet Solutions uses fibre link to connect directly with WACS

West Africa Cable SystemA cable laying ship installing West African Cable System (WACS) fibre off coast of South Africa at Yzerfontein in April 2011. (Image source: wikicommons)African communications service provider firm Internet Solutions (IS) has boosted its ability to deliver capacity on the West Africa Cable System (WACS)

The move became possible after the launch of a fibre optic cable ring between the WACS landing station and the IS Cape Town Internet Data Centre (IDC) facility.

Prenesh Padayachee, chief technology officer at IS, said, “We have completed the roll-out of a 100gbps dual-route cable system between the WACS landing station located in Yzerfontein, north of Cape Town, and our Cape Town IDC.

“This protected cable system improves the delivery of the capacity IS has secured on WACS, and allows us to upgrade capacity to the cable system as required,” he added.

IS has secured more capacity on WACS than it has on the SAT-3 cable, making it the company’s primary link on the west coast.

Padayachee explained, “WACS utilises newer technology than SAT-3, which is why we have chosen to make it a more integral part of our resilient international network. WACS also provides an additional failover to support the capacity we have on the various other undersea cable systems.” 

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