Facebook Backs Two Major Undersea Cable Projects, Google Joins Forces For One

Mark Zuckerberg is charting a course for the deep seas that would make nautically inspired film director James Cameron jealous. Facebook said... Read More...


Facebook, telcos to extend subsea cable to four countries

Facebook and a team of African and global telecoms companies will add four more countries to its world’s largest subsea cable project, widening the build project in Africa earlier than planned, they said in a joint statement on Monday. Internet connectivity will be expanded to the Seychelles, the Comoros Islands, Angola and bring a new landing point to south-east Nigeria. The consortium of the project, called 2Africa, comprises South Africa’s MTN GlobalConnect, Facebook, Mauritius-based infrastructure provider WIOCC, China Mobile International, France’s Orange SA, Saudi Arabia’s stc, Telecom Egypt and Vodafone.

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