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cable system

SAT-2 (cable system)

SAT-2 is a submarine communications cable linking Melkbosstrand, South Africa, to El Medano, Tenerife Island, Spain and Funchal, Madeira islands, Portugal. It is 9,500 kilometres long, contains 82 repeaters, operates at 560 Mbit/s and has been in service since 1993. It is the property of Telkom SA Ltd, Telefónica, Marconi, British Telecom, France Cables et Radio, and Deutsche Bundespost.

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