IOX and METISS Cable Build Progress

IOX Cable

Design Capacity 54 Tbps
Landing Stations South Africa (East London) – Reunion Island (St. Pierre) – Mauritius (La Cambuse) – Rodrigues (Creve Coeur) – India (Puducherry)
Anchor Tenants Mauritius Telecom

Progress:

16 November 2016 IOX Cable Ltd signs MoU with Mauritius Telecom to deploy new submarine cable.
1 June 2017 Signature of turnkey agreement between Alcatel Submarine Networks and IOX Cable Ltd for the deployment of the IOX Cable System.
25 September 2017 Mauritius Telecom signs agreement to use IOX Cable Ltd to become first anchor tenant.
26 October 2017 Announcement of start of Cable Route Survey for IOX Cable.
6 November 2017 Joint provision agreement between Seaborn Networks and IOX Cable Ltd.

METISS Cable

Design Capacity 24 Tbps
Landing Stations South Africa – Madagascar – Reunion Island – Mauritius
Anchor Tenants CEB FibreNet, Emtel, Canal+ Telecom, SFR, ZEOP, Telma

Progress:

29 June 2016 First announcement of METISS Cable by COI.
21 July 2016 Decision on governing members for METISS Cable project.
15 December 2016 Official launch of METISS Cable.
28 June 2017 Registration of Cable METISS Ltd at Mauritius Registrar of Companies.
17 July 2017 Cost of construction estimated at €40M.
13 December 2017 Signature for start of construction by six operators, start of work in January 2018 and completion in 2019.

 

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