It has been reported that the arrival of the 2Africa subsea cable, spanning over 45,000km, has been witnessed in both Nigeria and Ghana. Lagos in Nigeria now officially marks the cable’s landing point, as Bayobab Group proudly announced this significant milestone as a member of the esteemed 2Africa consortium. A mammoth subsea cable venture, titled 2Africa, is being undertaken by a formidable group of companies which include Bayobab, center3, China Mobile International, Meta, Orange, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone Group, and WIOCC.
This colossal project aims to create the biggest subsea cable network in the world. It has come to the attention of reporters that the official announcement regarding the arrival of the cable in Nigeria will be made by none other than Dr. Bosun Tijani, who currently holds the esteemed position of Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy. Bayobab has successfully completed two more landings, bringing their total to four. It is part of their ambitious plan to land in six different locations across five countries.
Bridging the gap between Africa and the rest of the world.
Also, Bayobab has recently expanded their reach to three locations in West Africa, specifically Ghana, Nigeria, and Côte d’Ivoire. Additionally, they have also made their mark in South Africa. These latest achievements mark a significant milestone for the ongoing journey of Bayobab. Frédéric Schepens, the CEO of Bayobab, expressed his delight in announcing the expansion of 2Africa’s cable landing sites in South Africa. Notably, they have been able to successfully achieve two significant milestones in the country.
Additionally, he revealed the plans to extend the cable landing facilities to other parts of the continent, particularly in Accra, Ghana and Lagos, Nigeria. Bayobab is deeply committed to the 2Africa initiative, as it forms the very essence of their work. Their ultimate aim is to bridge the gap between Africa and the rest of the world, forging strong connections in both directions. As they stride forward, they remain enthusiastic about providing innovative services that will propel the rapidly expanding digital economy of Africa.
Enhancing internet accessibility for customers across all sectors.
By doing so, they are poised to foster remarkable growth and development throughout the continent. By means of these landings, service providers from Ghana and Nigeria are granted equal and fair access to carrier-neutral data centres or open-access cable landing stations, thus ensuring a balanced and unbiased distribution of capacity. Enhancing internet accessibility for businesses and customers across all sectors, the partnership between Bayobab and MTN Opco’s ensures support for the development of a thriving internet ecosystem.
The completion of the cable landings stands as a significant contribution towards this endeavour. Mohammed Aliyu, the Chief FibreCo Officer at Bayobab, expressed the desire to offer comprehensive assistance to enhance the capabilities of the African continent and fulfill its digital infrastructure requirements. This, in turn, has the potential to foster exponential growth in the digital economy. The existence of these cable landings provides additional support to their ambitious East2West initiative. The primary goal of this project is to overcome the digital gap in West Africa and other parts of the continent.
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Furthermore, this can be done by offering both dark fibre access and active fibre capacity to over 10 African nations. As a result, they will establish connections between multiple landlocked countries and the subsea cables. The digital economy of West Africa is on the verge of a significant transformation, with Nigeria and Ghana positioned to play vital roles in this growth. The introduction of the 2Africa cable is expected to have a profound impact on the region’s connectivity landscape, revolutionizing the way people connect and interact.