2Africa is an international submarine telecommunications cable that circumnavigates the coastline of Africa to interconnect Europe and the Middle East. It is funded by a consortium of companies include several telcos and Meta. The system will be one of the first to use spatial division multiplexing (SDM1).
|Area served||Africa, Middle East, and Europe|
The system is to be constructed by Alcatel Submarine Networks. and is intended to be operational in 2023. On 9 December 2022, the cable landed in South Africa, which will be formally launched by MTN Group on 13 December 2022.
See also edit
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- Vermeulen, Jan (9 December 2022). "Facebook's massive undersea cable lands in South Africa". MyBroadband. Retrieved 9 December 2022.
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- "2Africa Lands in Ras Ghareb, Egypt - IT News Africa - Up to date technology news, IT news, Digital news, Telecom news, Mobile news, Gadgets news, Analysis and Reports". www.itnewsafrica.com. Retrieved 2022-12-09.