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Vodafone enables the connection of Europe with the 2Africa network via Portugal

Vodafone enables the connection of Europe with the 2Africa network via Portugal

Vodafone has established the important connection between the 2Africa network and the European Continent in Portugal.

2Africa is the world's largest submarine cable system, the project for which was launched on May 14, 2020. The project aims to significantly increase the capacity, quality and availability of Internet connectivity between Africa and the rest of the world.

Through a branch in Portugal, 2Africa aims to connect Africa with Europe. Optical fibers will increase the download and upload speed for all users in the country.

"The installation of the fibers of the 2Africa project, the largest underwater fiber optic system in the world, reinforces the strategic importance of Portugal as a strategic location for the implementation of a key infrastructure for national and international communications, which will benefit companies, institutions and individual customers", says Paulino Corrêa, Vodafone Portugal Network Director.

At its completion, the 2AFrica project will connect 33 countries on three continents (Europe, Africa and Asia), stretching over 45,000 kilometers. The 2Africa consortium consists of eight international partners: Vodafone Group, Meta, Bayobab, Centre3, China Mobile International, Orange, Telecom Egypt, and WIOCC.

2Africa's fiber manufacturing and installation is powered by Alcatel Submarine Networks, the world's leading submarine fiber optic construction company.