Djibouti Telecom took a giant leap in welcoming the landing of the new submarine cable 2Africa. An important ceremony was organized on this occasion at the beach Siesta under the patronage of the Minister of Communication in charge of Posts and Telecommunications, Radwan Abdillahi Bahdon, and in the presence of Djibouti Telecom representatives.

Led by Facebook, the 2Africa cable has arrived to Djibouti after many months of being laid. It is important to note that this cable links three continents: Africa, Asia and Europe. It extends over 45,000 kilometers, making it the longest fiber optic submarine cable ever deployed.

This cable is the 9th to land in Djibouti. Djibouti Telecom believes that the undersea fiber-optic network is the most reliable way for people to be connected, given the increasing dependence on the Internet. To meet this growing demand, the company entered into an agreement with Facebook to land the 2Africa cable in the country.

The 2Africa consortium is composed of several players including the US giant Facebook and operators like China Mobile International, MTN Global Connect, Orange, Vodafone, Egypt Telecom, stc (Saudi Telecom Company), and WIOCC.

Through the new capacities that will be provided by the 2Africa submarine cable, combined with those of the eight other cables already in place, Djibouti Telecom not only strengthens the supply of connectivity but will also reinforce the country’s position as a regional hub, attracting more foreign investors.

Djibouti Telecom plans to host this new cable in its new Cable Landing Station under construction, which will also host others in the future. This building will have 3 levels, with the latest technology, offering unparalleled operational efficiency and the security to accommodate multiple cables. Djibouti Telecom is working tirelessly to make Djibouti a leading digital hub.

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