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ASN has integrated its advanced SLTE technology, the PSI-SUB platform, into the 2Africa network. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

Airtel Telesonic, Airtel Africa’s wholesale division, operating in 14 African nations, is excited to share the successful launch of the 2Africa submarine cable system 

This significant development boosts connectivity throughout the continent.

2Africa cable activation

The first activation phase links Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa, initiating an era of enhanced, dependable internet service. The 2Africa cable, among the world’s most extensive subsea projects, aims to connect Africa with Europe and Asia. This step is integral to a larger plan to provide quicker, more reliable internet services, aiding Africa’s digital evolution.

This achievement is a result of Airtel Telesonic’s partnership with Alcatel Submarine Networks, a global leader in optical submarine network solutions, known for delivering comprehensive, state-of-the-art technology in both subsea infrastructure and transmission capacity.

The collaboration between ASN and Airtel Telesonic is highlighted in this project, showcasing ASN’s commitment to timely deployments. ASN has integrated its advanced SLTE technology, the PSI-SUB platform, into the 2Africa network.

The ASN PSI-SUB platform is a revolutionary design featuring a gridless, modular, and colorless structure, designed to effortlessly integrate future transponders, ensuring a forward-compatible solution.

PD Sarma, CEO of Airtel Telesonic, expressed his enthusiasm about this achievement, "The activation of the 2Africa submarine cable is a monumental step in our mission to bridge the digital divide in Africa. Airtel is proud to launch the first phase of 2Africa cable system powered by the latest SLTE equipment from our partner. This project not only underscores our commitment to investing in advanced infrastructure but also our dedication to empowering communities with the tools they need to thrive in the digital age. This is a significant milestone underscoring the power of collaboration and innovation to bring the world’s longest Submarine cable system to Africa.”

Speaking on the partnership, ASN’s chief sales & marketing officer, Paul Gabla, said “ASN is very pleased to support Airtel with our cutting-edge SLTE equipment on the 2Africa cable system. This partnership underscores our dedication to continuing the fast delivery of world-class SLTE technological solutions. This important milestone highlights the strength of collaboration and innovation in bringing advanced connectivity solutions to Africa through our partnership with Airtel”.

The 2Africa submarine cable is set to transform the digital landscape in Africa, providing unprecedented opportunities for connectivity and growth. As Airtel Africa continues to expand its network, the company remains committed to delivering innovative solutions that meet the evolving needs of its customers.

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