Africa to be Ringed by 23,000-Mile Subsea Cable

Elvera Bartels

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Project will triple present subsea community ability

A landmark new undertaking led by a consortium such as Facebook and China Cell will ring the complete African continent with a 23,000-mile-long, substantial-velocity sub-sea cable set to establish a massive filip to Africa’s connectivity.

The “2Africa” cable will land at 16 African nations — with a mixed populace of over 760 million folks — and will have a structure ability of up to 180Tbps at start on key parts of the program, the consortium reported.

2Africa will come ashore in Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Ghana and even the perenially unstable Somalia, the consortium reported, boosting the continent’s capability to construct out substantial-velocity 4G, 5G and mounted broadband ability. Completion is anticipated by early 2024.

The cable will be laid at an unusually deep a few metres below the sea surface, 2Africa reported, and keep 16 fibre

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