MTN Ivory Coast strengthens its network with 2Africa cable

MTN Ivory Coast strengthens its network with 2Africa cable
MTN Ivory Coast strengthens its network with 2Africa cable

MTN Ivory Coast recently announced its connection to the 2Africa submarine cable, an ambitious project backed by a consortium of major companies, including Meta (formerly Facebook), China Mobile International, Vodafone, Orange and Telecom Egypt. This 45,000 km cable, which circles the African continent, aims to improve internet connectivity across Africa, Europe and Asia by offering a transmission capacity of up to 180 Tbps on its key segments .

The connection of MTN Côte d’Ivoire to the 2Africa cable has several strategic objectives. First of all, it aims to strengthen the resilience of the operator’s network, particularly after the service interruptions caused by incidents on the WACS (West Africa Cable System) cable last March. This initiative is part of a series of six cable landings by MTN GlobalConnect, including countries such as Nigeria, Ghana and Sudan.

Connecting to the 2Africa cable will allow MTN Côte d’Ivoire to offer better quality internet services and increase its coverage. By offering greater bandwidth capacity, this connection will facilitate access to advanced digital services, thus contributing to the growth of the digital economy in Côte d’Ivoire. Additionally, it will help reduce bandwidth costs, making the internet more accessible and affordable for end users.

MTN Côte d’Ivoire continues to demonstrate its commitment to the technological development of the country. In addition to its connection to the 2Africa cable, MTN is investing in local infrastructure, as illustrated by the construction of a new head office in Abidjan and the launch of trials for 5G technology. These initiatives demonstrate MTN’s determination to remain at the forefront of innovation and support the region’s economic and technological growth.

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