2Africa: a transformative subsea cable for future internet connectivity in Africa announced by global and African partners


2Africa is one of the largest subsea projects in the world, connecting 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe

China Mobile International, Facebook, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, stc, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC announced today that they will partner to build 2Africa, which will be the most comprehensive subsea cable to serve the African continent and Middle East region. The parties have appointed Alcatel Submarine Networks (“ASN”) to build the cable in a fully funded project which will greatly enhance connectivity across Africa and the Middle East.

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