MacroLan’s Fibre Map to Europe

While South Africa is still catching up with the rest of the world when it comes to digital technology and connectivity, we are beginning the process with several fibre optic undersea cables that are connecting us with the rest of the world.

While these cables were developed in the 1970s, they are still the most advanced method of delivering data via pulses of light and thanks to modern algorithms, the compression ratio is continuingly increasing with some laboratories managing data speeds of up to 100 petabits of data per second (a petabit is equal to 1015 bits = 1000000000000000bits). Currently South Africa is connected to Europe with five undersea fibre networks.

Global Fibre Map


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