In a recent announcement, three major African operators have announced that they are planning to upgrade the terrestrial fibre link. The cable, WE-Africa-NA is about 3,500kms in length.
“The continuous network WE-Africa-NA will accelerate penetration of broadband services throughout the continent while maximising the monetisation of the region’s network infrastructure assets in line with our ambition to turn Cameroon into the digital hub of Sub-Saharan Africa.”Judith Yah Sunday, CEO, Camtel
“The project shared the 2020-2030 vision and digital transformation strategy of the African Union (AU), which seeks the establishment of an integrated digital society and economy to improve people’s quality of lives, strengthen the economy and enable diversification and sustainable development, while ensuring Africa’s ownership by transforming it into a productive continent as opposed to only being a consumer in the global economy.”Khalid Abdelatif, CEO, SudaChad Telecom
“We believe that everyone deserves the experience of the digital and connected life.”Magdi Taha, CEO, Sudatel Group
“This historic partnership between Camtel, SudaChad and Sudatel represents a milestone in the intra-Africa collaboration on digital economy development.”Judith Yah Sunday, CEO, Camtel
“WE-Africa-NA is clearly well aligned with this vision [of the AU], and a pioneering participant in its realisation. And we are very optimistic about the potential growth prospects that this partnership promises to bring.”Khalid Abdelatif, CEO, SudaChad Telecom
“The WE-Africa-NA partnership is a historical step toward this vision as it will deliver the shortest and most resilient terrestrial connectivity between the east and west coasts of Africa. … We are delighted to be part of WE-Africa-NA by leveraging our extensive and largest fibre network in Sudan and the country’s prime geographical location as a connectivity gate for east Africa and continue to grow our fibre highway ambitions for Africa.”Magdi Taha, CEO, Sudatel Group