[The Digital Edge] Will SEACOM bring cheaper, faster broadband to South Africa?

SA's digital marketing voice takes a trip down to the beaches of Mtunzini to take a look into the new SEACOM cable that will connect South Africa to the rest of the world. What many are hoping is that this cable will provide cheaper communication and connectivity.
[The Digital Edge] Will SEACOM bring cheaper, faster broadband to South Africa?In South Africa, a 384Kb ADSL connection is considered speedy and despite not being considered on the scale of broadband internationally, it is considered a luxury locally.

The simple fact of the matter is that due to geographic distance, there is only a finite amount of bandwidth available to reach international servers. What this means is that South African's have had little satisfaction with Internet connectivity due to speed and pricing issues. SEACOM, a new cable connecting Africa to the rest of the world aims to change that.

We travel to Mtunzini to see the landing site and to ask the tough questions of when the cable will be bringing faster speeds to our homes and how much these speeds will cost us. We'll also be speaking to Anthony Brooks from the ISPA to get his view on whether SEACOM will change the South African Internet landscape. If you want to know the answer to the all important questions of price and availability then listen to The Digital Edge to find out.

Download the episode from www.thedigitaledge.co.za ON MONDAY JUNE 1ST AT 12PM.

1 Jun 2009 11:57


dream on-
I dont think so, It was supposed to bring down prices by 90%, now some of the operators are saying it will bring down the price by 45-40% , and we(the public) will only see the result in 2 years time. So business as usual..rip Joe Public off as much as you can for as long as you can. That is the way Telkom, MTN, Vodacom Neotel worked before and why change when you are onto a good thing?
Posted on 1 Jun 2009 20:24