By Abdul Rahman Bangura–
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS (NABN) Freetown, Sierra Leone- Two Eastern African nations – Kenya and Tanzania are adored to be recorded among sixteen African nations verify to profit from 2Africa – a subsea 4G and 5G internet operation, that will connect them to Europe and the Middle East.
It is believed that the project is a 37,000-kilometre project; that consolidates telecommunications corporations constituting China Mobile International, Facebook, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, Stc, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone, and WIOCC.
Apparently, the companies have authorized Alcatel Submarine Networks to assemble the cable.
The additional African regions in the project are Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Gabon, Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Egypt, Djibouti, Sudan, and Somalia.
In Europe, the line will correlate the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Portugal and France while the Middle East will be administered through Oman and Saudi Arabia. The network is anticipated to go live in 2023, transmitting more than the aggregate incorporated capability of all subsea cables assisting Africa today, with a layout potential of 180 terabytes per second on key roles of the operation.
In actuality, the program strives at transmitting internet capability and dependability across large parts of Africa and expansion of 4G, 5G and fixed broadband access for hundreds of millions of people.
“In countries where the 2Africa cable pushes land, service providers will obtain capacity in carrier-neutral data centers or open-access cable landing stations on a fair and equitable basis.
“This will support healthy internet ecosystem development by facilitating greatly improved accessibility for businesses and consumers alike,” reads a statement on the project.
The 2Africa cable has been designed to improve resilience and maximize performance, including the option of a seamless optical crossing between East Africa and Europe.
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