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A Red sunset while on safari drive in South Africa, photo by @basharfree

2020 and a New Undersea Cable Around Africa

2Africa a subsea cable the length of the circumference of the world

Facebook & co is building an enormous undersea cable encircling Africa almost the length of the circumference of the world. It is said it will triple the total network capacity of all the existing subsea cables serving Africa today.

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“When completed, this new route will deliver much-needed internet capacity, redundancy, and reliability across Africa; supplement a rapidly increasing demand for capacity in the Middle East; and support further growth of 4G, 5G, and broadband access for hundreds of millions of people.”

Another interesting aspect in terms of hardware is the change in materials.

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AI Policy and Ethics at www.nora.ai. Student at University of Copenhagen MSc in Social Data Science. All views are my own. twitter.com/AlexMoltzau

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