Orange DRC and Airtel Congo RDC Successfully Land 2Africa Submarine Cable in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Boosting Digital Transformation and Economic Potential

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Orange DRC & Airtel Congo RDC

2Africa will be the world’s largest submarine cable project, connecting 33 countries from 2023 onwards and bringing faster, more reliable Internet service to every country where it is installed

MUANDA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Orange DRC and Airtel Congo RDC have successfully landed the 2Africa submarine cable in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) off Muanda through their joint venture, Mawezi RDC SA. The 2Africa project, which will be the world’s largest submarine cable project, is set to connect 33 countries from 2023 onwards, bringing faster and more reliable internet service to every country where it is installed.

The arrival of the 2Africa submarine cable in Muanda marks an important milestone for the DRC’s digital transformation and its connection to the rest of the world. The cable will connect more than three billion people across three continents, offering an economic potential that should ultimately increase tenfold, boosting data transfer and developing business opportunities in the DRC and throughout Africa.

Mawezi RDC SA, the landing partner for the DRC, is responsible for obtaining all the necessary authorizations prior to landing the cable, building the landing station, and operating the station in open access mode so that all internet players can benefit from these additional international capacities. As a stakeholder, Meta was the main investor in the planning and preparation for the arrival and operation of the cable in the DRC.

Laetitia Molasoko N’Singa, Managing Director of Mawezi RDC SA, expressed her pride in seeing the project come to life, stating that it will improve access to broadband internet and accelerate the ambitions of His Excellency Mr. Felix Antoine Tshisekedi’s National Digital Plan. Through this partnership, Orange DRC and Airtel Congo RDC SA reinforce their ambition to improve digital inclusion and development in the DRC.

In conclusion, the landing of the 2Africa submarine cable in the DRC is a significant step towards boosting the country’s digital transformation and economic potential. The cable will provide faster and more reliable internet service, connecting the DRC to the rest of the world and opening up new business opportunities.

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