Angolan telecommunications company Unitel Angola has announced that the ‘world’s longest’ undersea connectivity cable has arrived in the southern African country.
Dubbed ‘2Africa’, the submarine cable will be operated by Unitel Angola as part of a consortium comprising international telecommunications companies including China Mobile International, Meta, Mtn Global Connect, Orange, center 3, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone/Vodacom and Wiocc.
The project will provide connectivity between Africa, Europe and Asia, enabling access to the internet and other telecommunications services to a significant share of the global population.
According to Unitel Angola, in addition to improving access to connectivity, 2Africa will boost capacity and quality of services.
The project will also enable Unitel Angola to expand its regional footprint and provide fibre services to neighbouring Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Namibia.