2Africa subsea cable to land in Nigeria this month

Nigeria’s deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Kalu, has welcomed the forthcoming landing of the 2Africa subsea cable in Lagos and Akwa Ibom states. The lawmaker expressed his anticipation of the benefits it will bring, on Tuesday, while receiving a delegation, at the National Assembly Complex, from Meta Platforms (formerly Facebook). The senior...

Libya will connect to the Medusa submarine fiber optic cable that connects Mediterranean countries

The Medusa cable is more than 8,700 km long. It was initially planned to connect Morocco, Portugal, Spain, France, Algeria, Tunisia, Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Egypt. The Libyan United International Company (LUIC), a consortium formed by several Libyan private sector companies working in the field of communications, signed an agreement with Medusa Submarine Cable System last...

Senegal: launch of installation work on Meta’s 2Africa submarine fiber optic cable

Senegal is currently served by four submarine fiber optic cables, namely SAT-3, ACE, ATLANTIS-2 and SHARE. The country has 19.2 million Internet subscribers for a penetration rate of 108.31%, according to the latest official statistics. Senegal will soon be connected to the 2Africa submarine fiber optic cable from the eponymous consortium led by the American technology...

Telecom Egypt and 4iG to build new submarine fiber optic cable between Egypt and Albania

Due to its strategic geographical position, straddling 3 continents, Egypt is a preferred destination for owners of submarine cables. The historic operator Telecom Egypt is moving towards its ambition to become the leader in connectivity services in the region.  The telecommunications company Telecom Egypt signed, on Wednesday, October 4, a partnership memorandum of understanding with the...

Telecom Egypt introduces subsea cable switching platform

Telecom Egypt has introduced its new WeConnect environment, which allow customers to select cross connectivity at the click of a button. WeConnect’s open and neutral concept allows customer to mix and match connectivity between subsea cable systems in the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. WeConnect’s digital platform, according to the telecoms provider, allows customer...

Liberia to connect to second submarine fiber optic cable with support from the World Bank

The Liberian government aims to make digital technology one of the pillars of the country’s socio-economic development. Last July, the executive revealed that it was preparing the launch of a national digital transformation project, in partnership with the telecoms regulator. Liberia will soon connect to a second submarine fiber optic cable to boost its broadband capabilities. The...

Orange DRC & Airtel Congo RDC have landed the 2Africa submarine cable in the Democratic Republic of Congo off Muanda through their joint venture Mawezi RDC SA

September 21, 2023, brought together around Meta (formerly Facebook), the 2Africa consortium – made up of telecom operators China Mobile International, Bayobab (formerly MTN Global Connect), Orange (https://www.Orange.com), center3 (formerly stc), Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC – has laid the 2Africa cable in the Democratic Republic of Congo, off Muanda in the Kongo-Central province. 2Africa (https://www.2AfricaCable.net/) will...

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