Wacs cable in SA: a picture essay

Added by Editor on 15 May 2012. · · Share this Post

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Last Friday, TechCentral's Craig Wilson travelled to Yzerfontein, the site of the West African Cable System (Wacs) landing station in SA. He took these pictures.

The official opening

A crowd gathers for the opening

The road to the Yzerfontein landing station

The landing site entrance and building

Officially opened on 12 May

The co-location data facilities

Electronic spaghetti

A Telkom technician explaining how thin the cable is

The entrance to the vault where the cable enters the landing site

The vault beneath the landing station

The Wacs cable and its accompanying power cable (iPhone for scale)

The cable and power make their way through the vault

The cable and power head up from the vault into the data centre

One of the Wacs control stations

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