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Connecting continents: The 2Africa subsea cable

The world is becoming more interconnected than ever before. And this is being made possible through the deployment of subsea cables networks, which provide reliable connectivity and internet services across continents. One such project that is set to make a huge impact is the 2Africa submarine cable.

Breaking records: The world’s longest subsea cable

With over 45,000 km of length, the 2Africa subsea cable is the longest ever deployed in the world. It is expected to connect 33 countries by the completion of the project in 2024, spanning across three continents: Africa, Asia, and Europe. The 2Africa cable will deliver more than the total combined capacity of all subsea cables serving Africa today with a design capacity of up to 180Tbps.

Beyond connectivity: The potential impact of the 2Africa subsea cable

The 2Africa subsea cable is not just about providing faster internet speeds or improving connectivity. It has the potential to bring about a surge in information exchange, digital business development and overall economic growth for all the countries in connects to.

Promoting economic growth: The impact of the 2Africa subsea cable in Saudi Arabia

The cable is expected to make a total of four landings in Saudi Arabia, including Jeddah, Yanbu, Duba, and Al Khobar. The 2Africa submarine cable has already completed landings in Jeddah and Yanbu, with Duba set to follow later this year. The 2Africa cable is expected to act as a catalyst for change in the broadband market and benefiting individuals and businesses alike.

Expanding horizons: The 2Africa Pearls cable extensions

The 2Africa cable is also being extended into the Arabian Gulf region through “2Africa Pearls” cable extensions. These extensions will add landings in Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Iraq, Oman, the UAE, Pakistan, and India, along with the East Coast of Saudi Arabia. Thus, it will further enhance the future of connectivity in the Middle-East region.

The role of subsea cables in driving economic growth: The case of the 2Africa subsea cable

As the world becomes more interconnected, the deployment of subsea cables like the 2Africa subsea cable will result in a huge development in the region. With its record-breaking length and ability to connect multiple continents, the 2Africa subsea cable is set to be a game-changer in the world of connectivity and information exchange.

Innovating for the future: The success of the 2Africa subsea cable project

In conclusion, the 2Africa subsea cable project is a testament to what can be achieved through collaboration and innovation. Its success will not only benefit the economies it connects but will also have a positive impact on the lives of individuals and businesses. The future of connectivity looks bright, and the 2Africa subsea cable is leading the way.

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