Angola receives 2Africa submarine cable

Angola will receive the largest international submarine telecommunications cable called 2Africa, whose landing in the country is scheduled for Sunday, 30 July, on the sea coast of Cacuaco, Luanda, says a note from mobile operator Unitel to which ANGOP had access Wednesday in the capital, Luanda Province.

A service that will be operated by Unitel, is a consortium made up of eight international partners, namely China Mobile International Limited (CMI), Meta (Facebook), MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, centre3 (stc), Telecom Egypt, Vodafone/Vodacom and West Indian Ocean Cable Company (WIOCC), which are the investors ensuring this transatlantic connection.

The submarine cable project aims to significantly increase the capacity, quality and availability of internet connectivity between Africa and the rest of the world.

The note revealed that 2Africa was designed to provide continuous international connectivity to approximately three million people, representing 36% of the global population, connecting the continents of Africa, Europe and Asia.

Unitel is the only Angolan operator that has joined the consortium and is responsible for creating the conditions for the operations of the submarine cable connection to Angola.

Through its national fibre network, the operator will be able to provide access to 2Africa to national telecommunications operators, as well as to the operator from neighbouring countries such as Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Namibia

Source: Angola Press News Agency (APNA)