2 Africa, the world’s largest submarine cable system lands in Gqeberha

Cell know-how big Vodacom has introduced that the 2Africa submarine cable, the world’s largest submarine cable system, has landed on the community’s premises in Gqeberha.

That is the primary undersea cable to land within the Jap Cape area, promising elevated web capability and accelerating connectivity throughout the province and supporting South Africa’s rising digital financial system.


The 2Africa consortium contains eight worldwide companions, together with China Cell Worldwide, Meta (Fb), MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, center3 (stc), Telecom Egypt, Vodafone/Vodacom and WIOCC, who’ve come collectively to construct 2Africa.

Launched in Might 2022, the submarine cable undertaking goals to considerably improve the capability, high quality and availability of web connectivity between Africa and the remainder of the world.

Web entry

Diego Gutiérrez, Managing Director of Vodacom Group: Worldwide Markets mentioned 2Africa’s newest cable touchdown confirms its dedication to drive digital inclusion in Africa by growing entry to high quality web companies and investing in community infrastructure to assist this objective .

“We can not do it alone, and the collaboration between different events within the trade and the general public sector is important in order that extra residents from all around the continent are linked.”

Community progress

Vodacom mentioned the 2Africa undertaking underpins additional progress in 4G, 5G and stuck broadband entry by offering improved connectivity.

“The cable system, measuring 45 000 kilometers in size with a design capability of 180 Tbps, will interconnect Europe (to the east through Egypt), the Center East (through Saudi Arabia) and Africa. Basically, 2Africa will join 19 nations in Africa and 33 nations in whole”.

“By delivering greater than the mixed whole capability of all submarine cables serving Africa as we speak, 2Africa will present much-needed Web capability and reliability throughout a lot of the Center East, India, Pakistan and Africa, supporting the expansion of 4G, 5G and stuck broadband entry for tons of of hundreds of thousands of individuals”.

Vodacom mentioned the 2Africa East cable system, of which the Gqeberha department is part, will grow to be operational and prepared for service within the fourth quarter of 2023.

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