The world's longest submarine cable

February 22, 2023
Latest company news about The world's longest submarine cable

Recently, 2Africa has successfully landed in Mozambique, Africa. As the world's longest submarine optical cable, it has been connected to MPM1, the facility of iColo, an East African data center company under Digital Realty.
According to Hong Kong IDC New Horizon Internet, MPM1 was first announced in October 2021. It is located in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, covering an area of 9,500 square meters. It was just put into operation earlier this month. The first phase of the facility will provide approximately 350 square meters of net-leased technology space, accommodating 80 racks. 2Africa will also cooperate with Vodacom (Vodacom) to land north of Nacala (Nacala), Mozambique. The 2Africa submarine cable has a total length of 45,000 kilometers. It was first launched in May 2020, and announced the addition of four branches in August 2021, making it the largest submarine cable project in the world. It is expected to be fully completed in 2024. The extension of the cable in the Middle East and Asia is called 2Africa Pearls.
The submarine cable is led by Meta, and other companies involved in the project include China Mobile International, Djibouti Telecom, Meta (Facebook), MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC.
This month, 2Africa also made landfall in Amanzimtoti, South Africa, and Madagascar.