Facebook social networking site And some of the world’s largest telecom operators, China Mobile and MTN Group, are preparing to build a giant submarine cable larger than previously planned in Africa. The companies plan to add Indian Ocean island nations to Seychelles and Comoros, as well as Angola and a new connection with Nigeria. google browserFor his part, he plans to do something similar in Asia.
This is in addition to the recently announced link to the Canary Islands and will bring contact landings to 35 in 26 countries. “Facebook’s significant investment in 2Africa builds on the many other investments we have made on the continent, including infrastructure investments in South Africa, Uganda, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo,” a Facebook spokesperson said.
The submarine cable sector is experiencing a revival with Facebook and Google behind about 80% of recent investments in transatlantic links. Tech giants are looking to capitalize on the growing demand for rapid data transfers that are used for everything from movie streaming to social messaging to telemedicine.
The project is part of Facebook’s long-term plans to lead the race to provide faster and more reliable internet in Africa, a continent of more than 1.2 billion people with increasing smartphone use. The American social media giant first announced its plans for a new submarine cable in May 2020.
2 Africa, which is set to become one of the largest submarine cable projects in the world, will cost just under $1 billion, it has been reported. Bloomberg Last May, citing people familiar with the matter. According to the statement, the manufacturing of the first infrastructure sectors has begun in the United States. Alcatel Submarine Networks from Nokia Oyj was selected to build the cable.
Marine studies for the new cable divisions are likely to be completed by the end of the year, according to the companies. The 37,000-kilometre (23,000-mile) cable will connect Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Africa is expected to go online in 2024 and provide more than the total capacity of all submarine cables currently serving Africa.
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