The launch of 2Africa enables us to offer our customers seamless connection between Africa and Europe, together with our SEA-ME-WE 5 and AAE-1 subsea cable resources to further extend to Asia, which is an important milestone of our global development strategy,” said Jessica Gu, Director & Chief Technology Officer of China Mobile International. “The utmost capacity and faster transmission allows us to satisfy the needs of African nations today and in the future, reflecting our firm commitment to building a global digital life.
Director & CTO
China Mobile International
MTN GlobalConnect is delighted to participate in this bold 2Africa subsea cable project. This initiative complements MTN GlobalConnect’s terrestrial fibre strategy to connect African countries to each other and to the rest of the world. We are proud to be playing a key role in providing the benefits of a modern connected life – a core MTN belief.
We’re excited to be collaborating with our 2Africa partners on the most comprehensive subsea cable that will serve the continent. 2Africa is a major element of our ongoing investment in Africa to bring more people online to a faster internet. We’ve seen first-hand the positive impact that increased connectivity has on communities, from education to healthcare. We know that economies flourish when there is widely accessible internet for businesses. 2Africa is a key pillar supporting this tremendous internet expansion as part of Africa’s surging digital economy.
VP, Network Infrastructure
As one of the world’s leading multi-service telecommunications operators and present in 18 countries in Africa and the Middle East, it was natural for Orange to be part of the 2Africa project. This major investment will complete our existing submarine and pan-African terrestrial infrastructures to provide access to international connectivity in a redundant fashion throughout the west coast of Africa. It will enable Orange to securely meet the demand for increased bandwidth necessary for the continued digital development of regions throughout the 2Africa system.
Orange Middle East and Africa
STC is delighted to be a Partner in 2Africa. The 2Africa cable will be integrated into STC’s MENA Gateway (MG1) datacentre in Jeddah, enabling customers to access our extensive international content and extend their regional connectivity through STC terrestrial geo-mesh network that extends to all neighboring countries. This will undoubtedly play a significant role in enhancing STC's international network capabilities, whilst also positioning STC as a leading regional digital player in the MENA region. The partnership demonstrates STC’s commitment, in line with Saudi Vision 2030, to deliver meaningful digital transformation and build a digital society for all.
Mohammed A. Alabbadi
Telecom Egypt’s contribution to 2Africa marks an important milestone in our endeavor to contribute to digital transformation in Africa. Egypt’s relationship with African states has and will always be one of Egypt's top priorities, it extends here to align with Egypt’s strategy to contribute in the current development in Africa. For years, we have accomplished tangible steps in revamping our international infrastructure and increasing our assets' geodiversity in order to keep pace with the rising global demand for large bandwidth and global reach. We trust that 2Africa will be a rich addition to our diversified investments in the subsea cable industry.
Managing Director and CEO
Improving connectivity for Africa is a significant step which lays the groundwork for increased digitalisation across the continent,” said Vinod Kumar, CEO Vodafone Business. “2Africa will give local businesses and consumers a better online experience while more connectivity between Africa, Europe and the Middle East will help to build a wider, more inclusive digital society across the globe. We’re delighted to work with our partners in the project to help deliver this.
For over a decade WIOCC has been the hyperscale capacity provider for Africa, based upon a strategy of ongoing strategic investment in key subsea and terrestrial infrastructure. Participation in 2Africa continues this commitment to providing large capacity users with the resilient network they need to support their customers' ever-growing bandwidth requirements. Our investment both future-proofs our network capabilities and provides additional resilience to maximize uptime for our critical infrastructure.
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2Africa deployment is underway
2Africa is now landing across 3 continents and will be ready for service in most places as early as 2023.
Why we do what we do
We believe that access to broadband is essential for sustainable growth and development because communities and economies flourish when there is widely accessible internet.
First cable landing:
Golden buoy location
Completed landing locations
Planned landing locations
2Africa announced the first landing of the 2Africa cable in Genoa, Italy. The landing sets the tone for more landings in the coming months as the cable is extended to a total of 46 locations.
PARTNERS: Vodafone, the 2Africa landing party in Genoa, has partnered with Equinix to land the cable directly into the Equinix Carrier Neutral Data Center (CNDC), with Retelit delivering the fronthaul.
Italy – Genoa 13 & 22 April 2022
Djibouti – Ras Dika 12 May 2022
Egypt – Suez 01 October 2022
Egypt – Zafarana 16 October 2022
Spain - Barcelona 25 October 2022
France – Marseille 06 & 26 November 2022
Egypt – Ras Ghareb 20 November 2022
South Africa – Yzerfontein 06 December 2022
South Africa – Duynefontein 08 December 2022
Kenya - Mombasa 08 & 14 December 2022
Saudi Arabia – Jeddah & Yanbu 04 January 2023
Saudi Arabia – Yanbu 16 January 2023
Comores - Moroni 12 January 2023
South Africa - Port Elizabeth 21 January 2023
Tanzania – Dar Es Salaam 28 January 2023
Mozambique – Maputo 31 January 2023
Madagascar – Mahajanga 05 February 2023
South Africa - Amanzimtoti 05 February 2023
Mozambique – Nacala 03 April 2023
Egypt – Port Said 16 April 2023
Seychelles – Anse NE 20 April 2023
Angola – Luanda (PLSE) 30 July 2023
Congo – Point Noire (PLSE) 17 August 2023
DRC – Muanda (PLSE) 21 September 2023
Ghana – Accra (PLSE) 27 October 2023
Somalia - Mogadishu 01 November 2023
Gabon - Libreville 09 November 2023
Spain - Gran Canaria 12 December 2023
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