South Africa: 2Africa cable now live between South Africa and Kenya

Jun 14, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Airtel Africa announced on LinkedIn that a large portion of the 2Africa cable, connecting Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa, is now operational. It currently is the world’s largest subsea cable and will connect 33 countries with 46 landing points across Europe, Africa, and Asia. The cable is expected to have a capacity of up to 180Tbps.

“The activation of the 2Africa submarine cable is a monumental step in our mission to bridge the digital divide in Africa. Airtel is proud to launch the first phase of 2Africa,” said Prasanta Das Sarma, CEO of Airtel Telesonic.

Paul Gabla, chief sales and marketing officer at Airtel, added: “This partnership underscores our dedication to continuing the fast delivery of world-class SLTE (submarine line terminal equipment) technological solutions. This important milestone highlights the strength of collaboration and innovation in bringing advanced connectivity solutions to Africa through our partnership with Airtel.”