Africa: Meta-led 2Africa subsea cable lands on the Canary Island

Dec 27, 2023 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

The Meta-led 2Africa subsea cable landed at Salinetas Beach in Telde, on the island of Gran Canaria. This project was carried out through a 50:50 partnership between Vodafone and the Cabildo de Tenerife, through Canalink.

Canalink said, “We are delighted to be part of this project that will increase the capacity of the Internet connection between Africa and the rest of the world and will position the Canary Islands as a strategic point of international telecommunications.”

The Meta-led 2Africa subsea cable at 45,000km is currently the longest subsea cable in the world and will connect 33 countries with 46 landing points across Africa, Europe, and Asia when it is complete.

This cable that would circle Africa was initially announced in 2020 by Meta, along with Telecom Egypt, China Mobile International, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, STC, Vodafone, and the West Indian Ocean Cable Company (WIOCC).