Meta and Telecom Egypt announce the first landing of the 2Africa subsea cable in Egypt
Meta and Telecom Egypt, members of the 2Africa consortium, have announced the first landing of the 2Africa submarine cable at Ras Galeb in Egypt’s Red Sea, with a later landing at Port Said in the Mediterranean. The Ras Ghareb landing is one of several that will take place in the coming months as the cable is intended to cover a total of 46 sites in Africa, Europe, and Asia.
The 2Africa submarine cable system, announced in May 2020, is expected to provide seamless international connectivity for nearly 3 billion people, 36% of the world’s population, across Africa, Europe, and Asia. The 45,000 km long cable deployment is estimated to be completed in 2024.
The 2Africa consortium comprises China Mobile International, Meta, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, STC, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone, and WIOCC.