Salt optic-fibre work resumes

A PROCESS to provide high-speed optic-fibre connections to the Southern African Large Telescope (Salt) in the Karoo is in progress, Telkom said yesterday.

A PROCESS to provide high-speed optic-fibre connections to the Southern African Large Telescope (Salt) in the Karoo is in progress, Telkom said yesterday.

"Technical feasibility studies have been concluded. Telkom and Meraka Institute are in the process of formalising the commercial parameters associated with the Salt location in Sutherland," said spokesperson Ajith Bridgraj. Bridgraj was responding to reports that astronomers at the science facility had problems with slow downloads and have resorted to using courier services. - Sapa

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