Paratus Africa has announced that it has activated additional capacity between West Africa Undersea Cable System (WACS) and Lusaka, Zambia. This follows the recent Paratus Trans Kalahari Fibre project that was built between the WACS landing station in Swakopmund, Namibia and the Zambian Sesheke border.

WACS cable system

Paratus Zambia is the first to take full advantage of the Trans Kalahari Fiber project within the Group. The company now carries this capacity as far north as the town of Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Paratus Group CEO Barney Harmse views the extremely volatile economic conditions as an opportunity to further invest in Africa. “Our primary focus has been to establish our own infrastructure and this is vital to ensure that our operations are able to provide the best customer experience,” he said.

Paratus Zambia country manager Marius van Vuuren stated that this project sets them apart from their competitors and allows them to leverage the fibre network they are installing in Zambia.

“Joined with the backhaul network through Namibia, we are now able to provide more options to our client base. With the group being able to provide backhaul, metro and various access options, we are more competitive and more ready to service our pan-African client base,” Marius van Vuuren said.

“We have already earmarked various infrastructure investment projects and are stringently investigating the viability thereof. We are confident that by continuing our investment strategy, Paratus Africa will become the preferred pan-African operator,” concluded Harmse.