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Facebook, Telcos to Extend Subsea Cable to Four Countries in World’s Largest Project

Evening Standard | 17/08/2021 08:22 AM | Click to read full article

Facebook and a team of African and global telecoms companies will add four more countries to its world’s largest subsea cable project, widening the building project in Africa earlier than planned. Internet connectivity will be expanded to Seychelles, the Comoros Islands, Angola, and bring a new landing point to southeast Nigeria.

The consortium of the project, called 2Africa, comprises South Africa's MTN GlobalConnect, Facebook, Mauritius-based infrastructure provider WIOCC, China Mobile International, France's Orange SA, Saudi Arabia's stc, Telecom Egypt and Vodafone.