Madagascar to link with 2Africa

06 March 2023

Telma has partnered with Vodafone to link the island nation to the 2Africa cable system and strengthen its international connectivity. The system will be ready for service by the fourth quarter of 2023.

2Africa’s seamless connectivity will be a game-changer for numerous economic sectors by allowing access to the highest-speed internet network, says Patrick Pisal Hamida, CEO of Telma Madagascar. “Beyond the business scope, we aim to offer every Malagasy the opportunity and means to become a citizen of the digital world.

2Africa will also be an asset to meet many of the UN Sustainable Development Goals related to internet connectivity and a major step in the realisation of the Malagasy state vision ‘Initiative for the Emergence of Madagascar.”

The company asserts that its investments in the national fibre optic backbone (10,000km), the main telecommunication pylon parc (1,600 sites), and the three existing international subsea cables (EASSy, LION, METISS) gave the country a competitive advantage to attract foreign Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies. EASSy, LION, METISS, and 2Africa connect the Island to the world through Telma’s national backbone, which is the only fibre optic infrastructure serving the country’s major cities.