In a $150-million project, IOX Cable and Seacom will build the third independent undersea cable system – IOX Cable System – connecting Africa and Mauritius.

The IOX cable system will be the first open access cable system in Mauritius, open to all licensed operators. The design of the IOX undersea cable system will allow it to connect to future undersea cables on the east coast of Africa.

The cable will enable the African and Indian business communities to connect seamlessly across a fast and reliable digital infrastructure, ranging from undersea cable to data centres and cloud platforms. It will also enhance the broadband infrastructure in Mauritius, in turn supporting and driving new digital economic models.

The IOX Cable is expected to be ready for commercial service by the first quarter of 2019.