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EASSy may cost consumers more

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The East African Submarine System (EASSy) undersea fibre optic cable will cost more to build than comparable systems, which may impact on the price consumers will pay for connectivity. 

According to a report in the Nairobi-based Business Daily, EASSy will cost about $3.00 per kilometer more than either SEACOM or the East Africa Marines System (TEAMS) cable being laid at about the same time.
Apparently, EASSy project managers declined to co-build along the same route as the SEACOM cable, which would have allowed savings through sharing of facilities like repeater, landing and power stations.
The EASSy cable will run from South Africa to Sudan through Mozambique, Madagascar, Tanzania, Kenya, Somali and Djibouti.