Sea cable from Facebook and Vodafone reaches almost the circumference of the earth. 2Africa is supposed to run once around the African continent. Orange and China Mobile are also involved.
Facebook is working with telecommunications operators to build a 37,000 kilometre submarine cable to serve 16 countries in Africa. The company made the announcement in its blog. The length of the submarine cable 2Africa will almost reach the earth’s circumference of about 40,000 kilometres. The submarine cable will be built around the entire African continent and, when completed in 2024, is expected to deliver three times the capacity of all current submarine cables in Africa. In addition to Facebook, the South African MTN GlobalConnect, Telecom Egypt for Africa, Orange and Vodafone as European representatives and China Mobile International are also participating. Another partner is the wholesaler West Indian Ocean Cable Company (WIOCC).