Second submarine internet cable to land in Namibia
A second submarine-fiber-optic cable will be terminated in NAMIBIA increasing the reliability of broadband access within the country and through southern Africa. The ‘Equiano’ cable is 14 000km long, and will connect Portugal to South Africa with nine branching units, of which one branch is Namibia, through Swakopmund. The ‘Equiano’ is expected to increase the international data capacity (20 times more than WACS) to Namibia at 12 terabytes per second. Google first announced in 2019 that the sub-sea cable project Equiano, would connect Africa with Europe, running along the west coast of Africa. Paratus is the landing party for the Namibia branch of Equiano, and is a leading pan-African full-service network operator with operations in six SADC countries.