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2Africa extends to the Persian Gulf, Pakistan and India

Today, with 2Africa PEARLS, 2Africa will provide international connectivity to an additional 1.8 billion people, or 3 billion people

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, September 28, 2021 / APO Group / –

The 2Africa consortium, made up of China Mobile International, Facebook (www.Facebook.com), MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, stc, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC, today announced the addition of a new segment – the 2Africa branch. PEARLS – extending to the Persian Gulf, Pakistan and India. This extension will bring the total length of the 2Africa cable system to over 45,000 kilometers, making it the longest submarine cable system ever deployed.

Now connecting three continents, Africa, Europe and Asia via Egypt, 2Africa creates unique connectivity by adding essential landing points in Oman (Barka), United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi and Kalba) , Qatar (Doha), Bahrain (Manamah), Kuwait (Kuwait), Iraq (Al-Faw), Pakistan (Karachi), India (Mumbai) and a fourth landing in Saudi Arabia (Al Khobar ). The new 2Africa branch joins the recently announced extensions to the Canary Islands, Seychelles, Comoros, Angola and a new landing in southeastern Nigeria.

As with other 2Africa Cable landings, capacity will be available in PEARLS landings at operator-neutral facilities or open access cable landing stations on a fair and equitable basis, encouraging and supporting the development of a healthy internet ecosystem.

To further support a growing global digital economy, the extended system will serve an even wider range of communities that depend on the Internet for services ranging from education to healthcare and business, delivering economic and social benefits arising from the Internet. increased connectivity. As announced in May 2020, 2Africa was to directly bring seamless international connectivity to 1.2 billion people. Today, with 2Africa PEARLS, 2Africa will provide international connectivity to an additional 1.8 billion people, or 3 billion people, representing 36% of the world’s population.

Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) will deploy the new system using new technologies such as SDM which allow the deployment of up to 16 fiber pairs, double the older technologies and providing greater capacity and more cost effective.

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