Facebook Internet Cable to Build the Environment of the World
Facebook is collaborating with telecom companies to build 37,000km (23,000 miles) of submarine cables to provide faster internet to 16 countries in Africa. He said that his length - almost equal to the circumference of the Earth - would make him one of the longest. Attracting the social media platform to the young population of Africa is part of Facebook's long-standing offer. Until 2024, it will offer three times the capacity of all available submarine cables ready for use in Africa. "Once completed, this new route will provide much-needed internet capacity, redundancy and reliability across Africa, support a rapidly increasing capacity demand in the Middle East, and support the further growth of hundreds of millions of 4G, 5G and broadband access," he said. Africa lags behind the rest of the world when it comes to internet access; Four out of every 10 people on the continent have access to the web, compared to six overall averages of 10. However, the continent represents great opportunities for technology companies and businesses with a population of 1.3 billion.
The cost of the 2Africa project, which will connect Europe and the Middle East to the continent, has not been announced, but Bloomberg reported that it could be close to $ 1 billion (£ 820 million). Submarine cables carry the vast majority of intercontinental data around the world. They can process much more data than other methods and offer faster transmission at a lower cost. The cable, which will be built by Nokia Oyj's Alcatel Submarine Networks, will pass under the Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean Sea and Red Sea. It will be buried deeper than previous systems for greater protection against external damage caused by things such as anchorage of ships. Fiber optic cables will double the capacity of larger ones and use Spatial Division Multiplexing (SDM1) technology. Facebook collaborates with Johannesburg-based MTN Group, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and Orange SA. Vodafone said it would pave the way for developing digital businesses across the continent. "We must ensure that we have enough internet capacity to not only put people online, but also to help create a modern digital society that includes services that require large amounts of data transfer, such as cloud computing or video," said Nick Gliddon. Vodafone Carrier Services manager. He said he will improve health and education as well as assist businesses.