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Meta’s 2Africa Subsea Expected to Arrive in Nigeria Soon

By Oluchukwu Ikemefuna

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Meta’s 2Africa subsea cable project, which is expected to encircle Africa when completed, is set to land in Nigeria soon. The cable project, which is backed by Meta, China Mobile International, and several telecom companies, will be the world’s longest undersea cable built to primarily serve Africa.

The 45,000 km long undersea cable will land in 32 other African countries. The landing of the cable in Nigeria has been hotly anticipated by officials of the Nigerian government, who see it as part of the government’s efforts to boost internet connectivity in the country.

According to a press release from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Meta’s 2Africa subsea cable was unable to keep its November landing deadline in the Nigerian cities of Lagos and Akwa Ibom.

However, the NCC has pledged full support for Meta’s initiative to land the 2Africa Cable in Nigeria, and the executive vice chairman of the commission, Aminu Maida, has assured investors of support.

A delegation of Meta, led by Kojo Boakye, the company’s vice press for Africa, the Middle East and Turkey, met with the NCC and solicited the commission’s support in sailing through all necessary legal and regulatory hurdles in landing the cable.

The Impact of Meta-Backed Subsea Cables on Nigeria’s Internet Connectivity

The landing of the cable in the two cities has been hotly anticipated by officials of the Nigerian government, who see it as part of the government’s efforts to boost internet connectivity in the country.

Abdullahi Kashifu, Director General of the National Information Technology Development of Nigeria (NITDA), narrated how he met with officials from Meta and they promised that the landing of the cables in the country would be simultaneous in Lagos and Akwa-Ibom States “in order to ensure those who are not connected are connected, while those already connected are given opportunity for enhanced and affordable access.”

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Connecting to Prosperity: 2Africa Cable Paves the Way for Nigeria’s Economic Boom

The 2Africa cable project is expected to deliver more than the total combined capacity of all subsea cables currently serving Africa, with a design capacity of up to 180 terabytes per second (Tbps).

It will deliver the much-needed Internet capacity and reliability across Nigeria and supplement the fast-growing internet usage in the country. The landing of the cable in Nigeria is expected to boost the country’s economy and provide opportunities for businesses to expand their reach.

The landing of Meta’s 2Africa subsea cable in Nigeria is expected to bring about a significant improvement in internet connectivity in the country. The cable project is set to deliver more than the total combined capacity of all subsea cables currently serving Africa, with a design capacity of up to 180 terabytes per second (Tbps).

The Nigerian government has pledged its support for the project, and the landing of the cable in Nigeria is expected to boost the country’s economy and provide opportunities for businesses to expand their reach.

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Oluchukwu Ikemefuna
Oluchukwu Ikemefuna

Oluchukwu Blessing Ikemefuna, a talented content writer from Anambra, Nigeria, found her writing passion in secondary school. Holding a degree in Biological Sciences from Federal University of Technology, Owerri, she specializes in blog writing across technology, finance, healthcare, education, and lifestyle sectors. With strong research and SEO skills, Oluchukwu creates engaging content globally. Her work aims to inspire and engage authentically while driving action. Outside work, she enjoys travel, reading, and movies as she grows as a skilled writer.

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