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SAT 3/ WASC Subsea Cable System

The South Atlantic Telecommunications cable no.3 (SAT 3) is a 13,000km submarine cable connecting South Africa, West Africa, to Europe. It links Portugal and Spain to South Africa, with connections to several West African countries along the route.

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Gateway to South Africa

SAT 3 is also known as the West African Submarine Cable (WASC), commonly called SAT 3/WASC. SAT 3/WASC interconnects with the SAFE cable system at the Melkbosstrand cable landing station in South Africa, forming a cable link commonly known as SAT 3/WASC/SAFE.

SAT 3/WASC and the West Africa Cable System (WACS) are important international subsea cables on the west coast of Africa. WACS lands at the Yzerfontein CLS in Western Cape Town, whilst SAT 3/WASC lands at the Melkbosstrand CLS in Western Cape Town, South Africa, forming alternative gateways to South Africa.

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