Airtel Telesonic Activates 2Africa Submarine Cable System

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Airtel Telesonic, the wholesale arm of Airtel Africa, has announced the successful activation of the 2Africa submarine cable system, marking a significant milestone in enhancing connectivity across the African continent.

The initial phase of activation connects Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa, ushering in a new era of high-speed, reliable internet access. The 2Africa cable system is one of the largest subsea projects globally, designed to interconnect Africa, Europe, and Asia. This activation is part of a broader initiative to deliver faster and more resilient internet services, supporting digital transformation across Africa.

Airtel Telesonic achieved this milestone in partnership with Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN), an industry leader in optical submarine networks. ASN offers turn-key solutions utilizing the latest technology in subsea infrastructure and transmission capacity.

CEO of Airtel Telesonic, PD Sarma, expressed his enthusiasm about this achievement, stating, “The activation of the 2Africa submarine cable is a monumental step in our mission to bridge the digital divide in Africa. Airtel is proud to launch the first phase of the 2Africa cable system, powered by the latest SLTE equipment from our partner. This project underscores our commitment to investing in advanced infrastructure and our dedication to empowering communities with the tools they need to thrive in the digital age. This is a significant milestone, highlighting the power of collaboration and innovation to bring the world’s longest submarine cable system to Africa.”

Paul Gabla, ASN’s Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, commented, “ASN is very pleased to support Airtel with our cutting-edge SLTE equipment on the 2Africa cable system. This partnership underscores our dedication to delivering world-class SLTE technological solutions swiftly. This important milestone showcases the strength of collaboration and innovation in bringing advanced connectivity solutions to Africa through our partnership with Airtel.”

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