Facebook is upping its efforts to connect the next billion people to the Internet – many of whom live in Africa – with new investments in subsea cables, robotics and wireless last-mile technologies.
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The consortium behind the planned 2Africa submarine cable system has announced the project will be expanded further, making it the longest such system ever deployed.
Facebook and Liquid Intelligent Technologies are extending their reach in Africa by laying 2 000km of fibre in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Google will build a new subsea cable linking the US, the UK and Spain, further entrenching the technology giant’s role in global Internet infrastructure.
A giant subsea cable to help bring more reliable and faster Internet across Africa will cost just under $1-billion (R18.7-billion at the time of writing), according to three people familiar with the project.
A massive new submarine broadband cable is to be built around Africa and the Middle East and is being backed by the likes of Facebook, China Mobile, MTN Group, Vodafone Group and Orange.