Fourth undersea cable linking East Africa to rest of the world goes commercial.

By bne IntelliNews April 16, 2012
The fourth undersea cable linking East Africa to the rest of the world, Lower Indian Ocean Network submarine cable (LION2), has gone live, offering an alternative option to Internet service operators, Business Daily reported. The EUR 57mn cable, which is operated by France Telecoms subsidiary Telkom Kenya, is expected to boost significantly Kenyas bandwidth capacity. The cable is a 2,700km long extension of the initial Lower Indian Ocean Network that connects Madagascar to the rest of the world, providing alternate onward connectivity from Kenya to Asia and Europe. It will guarantee our customers of a robust platform to enjoy our services and products across the region. Besides improving our services, LION 2 will also play a great role in addressing redundancy, especially during outages, Telkom Kenya's CEO Mickhael Ghossein was quoted as saying.

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