Meta and Telecom Egypt recently announced that Meta’s 2Africa cable has landed in Ras Ghared, in the Red Sea governorate, Egypt.
Meta also disclosed that the cable will also land in Port Said, on the Mediterranean Sea, in a few months. The landing stations of Ras Ghareb and Port Said will be linked by two trans-Egypt land routes adjacent to the Suez Canal.
With the arrival of 2Africa in Egypt, the cable system is gradually being deployed for its commissioning in 2024. The Egypt landing follows successful landings in Genoa (Italy), Barcelona (Spain), and Marseille (France). In the coming months, Meta said it will extend the cable to 46 sites in Africa, Europe, and Asia.
The tech company notes that once commissioned, 2Africa will strengthen the country’s Internet infrastructure and increase its high-speed internet capacity, enabling operators to effectively respond to the high demand that followed the acceleration of digital transformation.
Fares Akkad, Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa, at Meta, said, “Investing in submarine cables brings more people online to a faster internet, and 2Africa is a perfect example of our innovative partnership model where everyone benefits through the development of technology infrastructure to lead the industry in routes, capacity, and flexibility.”