Luanda – 2Africa consortium announced Monday (August 16) in Johannesburg (South Africa) the addition of four new branches to the 2Africa cable.


The branches will extend the connectivity of the 2Africa to Seychelles, Comoros Islands and Angola and a new mooring point to the South-east of Nigeria.


The new connections join the recently announced extension to the Canary Islands.


The 2Africa consortium comprises China Mobile International, Facebook (, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, STC, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC.


The world’s major submarine cable project will provide a quicker and trustful Interned service for each country it lands.


According to the consortium, the communities that depend on the Internet for services, such education, health and business, will have the economic and social benefits resulting from this added connectivity.


In order to launch the new agencies, 2Africa consortium selected the Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN).


This will increase the number of landings of the 2Africa to 35 in 26 countries, improving the connectivity within and around Africa.


Since the creation of 2Africa cable in Maio 2020, the source added, there were considerable progresses in the planning and preparation for the implantation of the cable, that will come into force by the end of 2023.


According to the consortium, most of the research activity of the submarine route has already been completed.



Source: Angola Press News Agency


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