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.